Title
Simulations as scaffolds in science education / Maggie Renken, Melanie Peffer, Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Isabelle Girault, Augusto Chiocarriello.

Author
Renken, Maggie, author.

Published
Cham : Springer, 2016.

Description
1 online resource.

Series
SpringerBriefs in educational communications and techonlogy.

Subjects
Science -- Study and teaching.
 
Computer simulation.
 
e-book [online only] -- SpringerLink.

Summary
This book outlines key issues for addressing the grand challenges posed to educators, developers, and researchers interested in the intersection of simulations and science education. To achieve this, the authors explore the use of computer simulations as instructional scaffolds that provide strategies and support when students are faced with the need to acquire new skills or knowledge. The monograph aims to provide insight into what research has reported on navigating the complex process of inquiry- and problem-based science education and whether computer simulations as instructional scaffolds support specific aims of such pedagogical approaches for students.

Contents
An Introduction to Simulations as Scaffolds in Science Education -- Computer Simulations on a Multidimensional Continuum: A Definition and Examples -- Distinctions between Computer Simulations and Other Technologies for Science Education -- Inquiry-based Science Education and Problem Based Learning: Motivations, Objectives, and Challenges Relevant to Computer Simulations -- Scaffolding Science Learning: Promoting Disciplinary Knowledge, Science Process Skills, and Epistemic Processes -- Considerations for Integrating Simulations in the Science Classroom.

Notes
Worldshare Collection Manager record for SpringerLink 2016.

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Related Items

Other Authors
Peffer, Melanie, author.
 
Ortrel-Cass, Kathrin, author.
 
Girault, Isabelle, author.
 
Chiocarriello, Augusto, author.

ISBN
9783319246154 electronic bk.
 
3319246151 electronic bk.
 
9783319246130
 
3319246135

Online Access
e-book


LibraryMaterial TypeCall Number
Virtual LibraryElectronic BookXX(1510305.1)