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The Efficacy of Scenario-Based Simulations for Middle and High School Science and Engineering
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, , , University of South Florida, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The Water Awareness Research and Education-Research Experience for Teachers (WARE-RET) at the University of South Florida is a three-year, immersive opportunity for middle and high school in-service and pre-service math and science teachers, to participate in structured research, training, and professional development in the STEM fields. As part of the project, in-service and pre-service teachers collaborated with graduate students in engineering and instructional technology to develop scenario-based e-learning modules that bring the cutting-edge research experience to the middle and high school classrooms. The design and development process followed Successive Approximation Model and design-based research. Preliminary implementation results showed that the interactive scenario-based simulations and virtual labs were effective in engaging and helping middle and high school students learn science and engineering concepts and practices.

Citation

Lou, Y., Hart, J. & Amparo, A. (2014). The Efficacy of Scenario-Based Simulations for Middle and High School Science and Engineering. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 339-349). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 23, 2019 from .