ERIC Number: ED028131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Some Dimensions of Simulation.
Beck, Isabel; Monroe, Bruce
Beginning with definitions of "simulation" (a methodology for testing alternative decisions under hypothetical conditions), this paper focuses on the use of simulation as an instructional method, pointing out the relationships and differences between role playing, games, and simulation. The term "simulation games" is explored with an analysis of six dimensions of simulated environments: reality and fidelity; complexity of decisions; curriculum content; source of model, simulation, and game; replicability; and evaluation. After a brief discussion of computer-based simulation games, the advantages and disadvantages of simulation as a method of instruction are listed. Included are a glossary of terms related to simulation (analog, game theory, heuristic, iterative, model, role-playing, simulation, and system) and a 28-item selected, annotated bibliography. (JS)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Decision Making Skills, Educational Games, Evaluation, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Simulated Environment, Simulation, Training Methods
INSGROUP, INC. (Instructional Systems Group), 640 Sea Breeze Drive, Seal Beach, Calif. 90740 (free).
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: INSGROUP, Inc., Seal Beach, CA.
Note: Presented at 1969 American Educational Research Association meeting, Los Angeles, California