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Two Case Studies of the Impacts of STEM Career Simulations in Forensics and Clinical Trials Research PROCEEDING

, , RIce University, United States

Global Learn, in Limerick, Ireland Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

Schools are often charged with the goal of inspiring science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) careers as by-products of offering challenging curricula and extra-curricular options. While methods for addressing STEM career interest/motivation vary from school to school, recent research suggests that online simulations may offer effective ways to both improve content learning while simultaneously increasing students’ interest. Moreover, the underlying mechanism of authentic role-playing afforded by simulations may aid in the formation of scientific possible selves in ways not possible through traditional classroom activities. Two interactive websites are examined with regard to attitude and knowledge shifts among high school and middle school students as a result of playing STEM game-type simulations.

Citation

Miller, L. & Bowling, K. (2016). Two Case Studies of the Impacts of STEM Career Simulations in Forensics and Clinical Trials Research. In Proceedings of Global Learn-Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 246-251). Limerick, Ireland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 22, 2017 from .