Using a Simulation-Based Learning Environment to Enhance Learning and Instruction in a Middle School Science Classroom
Sebastian Foti, University of North Florida, United States ; Gail Ring, Ball State University, United States
JCMST Volume 27, Number 1, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The goal of this project was to help science teachers shift to a more inquiry-based teaching style by supplying learning tools that support a more student-centered approach. The project employed PSI (Personal Study Instrument) Sim Modules, a simulation-based electronic learning environment designed to address misconceptions in middle school science. Our findings indicate that using such tools will encourage teachers to engage in critical reflection about pedagogical content knowledge which can have a transformative effect on their teaching.
Foti, S. & Ring, G. (2008). Using a Simulation-Based Learning Environment to Enhance Learning and Instruction in a Middle School Science Classroom. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 27(1), 103-120. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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