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ERIC Number: ED226979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 204
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-85038-338-2
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)
Nichols Publishing Company, P.O. Box 96, New York, NY 10024.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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