Simulations and Student Learning
Simulation-based education (SBE) is a teaching strategy in which students adopt a character as part of the learning process. SBE has become a fixture in the university classroom based on its ability to stimulate student interest and deepen analytical thinking.
Simulations and Student Learning is the first piece of scholarship that brings together experts from the social, natural, and health sciences in order to open up new opportunities for learning about different strategies, methods, and practices of immersive learning. This collection advances current scholarly thinking by integrating insights from across a range of disciplines on how to effectively design, execute, and evaluate simulations, leading to a deeper understanding of how SBE can be used to cultivate skills and capabilities that students need to achieve success after graduation.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 320 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
"For those who take to heart Cathy Davidson’s (2016) notion of not simply ‘higher education,’ but ‘educating higher,’ Simulations and Student Learning is a must read. This transdisciplinary exploration of implementing simulation as a cost effective and scalable pedagogy provides a practical resource, richly infused with scholarship and an ethos of inquiry. Inspired by authentic efforts to better understand and improve simulation-based learning across a spectrum of learning outcomes, Matthew A. Schnurr and Anna MacLeod make a compelling case for taking a transdisciplinary approach and demonstrate the value of that decision, uncovering implicit and explicit similarities and differences across disciplines and leveraging a crucial examination of local practice to identify characteristics of simulation pedagogy that contribute to the development of the field. Providing pedagogical guidance for the developers of simulations, this volume will be a valuable resource for faculty in many disciplines and for educational developers who support their efforts to engage students in effective simulation-based learning experiences."
Simon Usherwood, Professor of Politics, University of Surrey
Author InformationMatthew A. Schnurr is an associate professor in the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University.
Anna MacLeod is a professor in the Faculties of Medicine and Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University and holds academic appointments at St. Francis Xavier University, Acadia University, and the University of Toronto.
Table of contents
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The Promise of Simulation-Based Education: An Introduction
Matthew A. Schnurr and Anna MacLeod
Section I: Social Sciences
1. Framing Simulation-based Education in the Social Sciences The Utility of Simulations in the Social Sciences
2. Gaming “Fog and Friction”: How Simulations Enhance Student Understanding of Complex Policy Processes in Political Science
3. Simulation Learning in the Legal Academy
Laura Donohue and Craig Forcese
4. The Use of Simulation in Teaching and Assessing Holistic Competence in Social Work Students
5. Role Play Simulation: Using Cases to Teach Business Concepts
Section II: Natural Sciences
6. Framing Simulation-based Education in the Natural Sciences: Three Lenses Through Which to Reflect on Simulations for Science Education
7. Teaching General Chemistry with Interactive Simulations
Julia M. Chamberlain
8. Using Scenario-Based Kinetics Simulations to Support Learning in Materials Science and Engineering
Susan P. Gentry
9. Physics Simulations: From Design to Discovery
10. When the Societal Meets the Scientific: Learning Through the Simulation in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
Anne-Marie Ryan and Susan Gass
Section III: Health Sciences
11. Framing Simulation-based Education in Health Professions Simulation-based Education in the Health Professions
Vicki R. Leblanc
12. The Natural History of Simulation Centers: Educational Support Systems or Expressions of Technology?
Stanley J. Hamstra
13. Simulated Participant Methodology in Health Professions’ Education: Theoretical Considerations in Design and Practice
Nancy McNaughton and Debra Nestel
14. Does Interactive Simulation lead to Students Simply Performing? Exploring the Context of Simulation-Based Education on Medical Students’ Development of Patient-Centeredness
Leanne Picketts and Anna MacLeod
15.Simulation and Interprofessional Education (IPE) From Teaching Practices to Evaluation of Learning Outcomes
Simulation Based Education: Transdisciplinary Perspectives and Future Directions
Anna Macleod, Lara Hazelton, and Matthew A. Schnurr
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