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ERIC Number: EJ1135499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2014-5349
Educational Simulation in Practice: A Teaching Experience Using a Flight Simulator
Ruiz, Sergio; Aguado, Carlos; Moreno, Romualdo
Journal of Technology and Science Education, v4 n3 p181-200 2014
The use of appropriate Educational Simulation systems (software and hardware for learning purposes) may contribute to the application of the "Learning by Doing" (LbD) paradigm in classroom, thus helping the students to assimilate the theoretical concepts of a subject and acquire certain pre-defined competencies in a more didactical way. The main objective of this work is to conduct a teaching experience using a fight simulation environment so that the students of Aeronautical Management degree can assume the role of an aircraft pilot, in order to allow the students understanding the basic processes of the air navigation and observe how the new technologies can transform and improve these processes. This is especially helpful in classroom to teach the contents of the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme, a European project that introduces a new Air Traffic Management (ATM) paradigm based on several relevant technological and procedural changes that will affect the entire air transportation system in the short and medium term. During and after the execution of several activities with a fight simulator in the classroom, both the performance and satisfaction level of the students regarding the teaching experience have been assessed through four different assessment methods, i.e., objective test, execution test, observation techniques and attitude-opinion survey.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Europe
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