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Computer-Based Microworlds: A Bridge between Constructivism and Direct Instruction
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Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 40, Number 1, ISSN 1042-1629

Abstract

Describes the Space Shuttle Commander software package, which utilizes the dynaturtle microworld to teach elementary and middle school students about Newton's laws of motion. Design considerations for computer-based microworlds that represent a compromise between the philosophies of constructivism and direct instruction are presented. (91 references) (MES)

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Rieber, L.P. (1992). Computer-Based Microworlds: A Bridge between Constructivism and Direct Instruction. Educational Technology Research and Development, 40(1), 93-106. Retrieved June 16, 2019 from .

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