ERIC Number: ED226979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Games and Simulations in Science Education.
Ellington, Henry; And Others
Games, simulations, and case studies in science education are discussed in this book. The book consists of two major parts. Part 1 which is divided into three sections, is a review of the potential role of games, simulations, and case studies in science education. The first section (chapters 1 and 2) takes a broad look at the game/simulation/case study field, explaining what the various types of exercises are, showing how they are inter-related, discussing their general educational characteristics, and presenting a rationale for their use in science education. The next section (chapters 3, 4, and 5) examines different kinds of exercises currently available, discussing card/board games, other types of manual exercises, and computer-based exercises. The third section (chapters 6, 7, and 8) offers guidance on how to: (1) select/adapt exercises for specific purposes, use them in teaching situations; (2) design one's own exercises; and (3) evaluate games, simulations, and case studies. Part 2 consists of a comprehensive collection of data sheets arranged alphabetically in four separate sections, which contain physics-based, chemistry-based, and biology-based exercises, and exercises with some science/technology content. Each entry includes title, author, price, exercise type, educational aims, time required, and a discussion of the exercise. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Educational Games, Evaluation, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Physics, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Simulation, Technology
Nichols Publishing Company, P.O. Box 96, New York, NY 10024.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Games; Computer Simulation