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ERIC Number: EJ1002917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
Exploring Simulator Use in the Preparation of Chemical Engineers
Yerrick, Randy; Lund, Carl; Lee, Yonghee
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v22 n3 p362-378 Jun 2013
In this manuscript, we report the impact of students' usage of a simulator in the preparation of chemical engineers. This case study was conducted using content pretest and posttests, survey questionnaires, interviews, classroom observations, and an analysis of students' written response to design problems. Results showed the use of simulator was associated with increases in students' scores, but the novelty of innovation was not the single explanation for increased achievement. Additional findings included the appropriation of argument norms from verbal class participation into written responses for design problems. Implications for teaching and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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