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ERIC Number: EJ1128210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Simulation for Authentic Learning in Informal Education
Dupuis, Jason; Ludwig-Palit, DeDee
Journal of Museum Education, v41 n2 p91-99 2016
In 2011, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois embarked on the creation of a program that allows middle and high school students to explore community health issues using human patient simulation. MedLab was created to engage students in an authentic exploration of medical science, biology, and human anatomy, with a particular focus on how these fields apply to learners' lives. The program content is made relevant through an emphasis on personal health, community health, and medical science career pathways. This article explores the development, implementation, use of technology, and outcomes of MedLab.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
Grant or Contract Numbers: R25OD01119205