Exploring a domain with a computer simulation : traversing variable and relation space with the help of a hypothesis scratchpad

W.R. Joolingen, van, T. Jong, de

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Abstract

Computer simulations provide achallenging opportunity to create learning environments in which learners are free to explore the domain and discover the domain properties themselves. Contemporary theories of learning state that knowledge acquired and constructed within such an exploratory environment will be rooted more deeply within the learner's knowledge structures. On the other hand, it has also become dear that offering a simulation to the learner without offering any additional support may result in learners getting "lost" in the simulation environment, not learning very much. Therefore, additional support is deemed necessary for simulation learning environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimulation-based experiential learning
EditorsD.M. Towne, A.J.M. Jong, de, H. Spada
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages191-206
ISBN (Print)3-540-57276-7
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Event1992 NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the use of computer models for explication, analysis and experiential learning - Bonas, France
Duration: 12 Oct 199214 Oct 1992

Publication series

NameNATO ASI Series F: Computer and systems sciences
Volume122
ISSN (Print)1387-6694

Conference

Conference1992 NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the use of computer models for explication, analysis and experiential learning
CountryFrance
CityBonas
Period12/10/9214/10/92

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