ERIC Number: EJ558773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Educational Use of Computer Based Science Simulations: Some Lessons from the Philosophy of Science.
McKinney, William J.
Science and Education, v6 n6 p591-603 Nov 1997
Examines some of the potential and some of the problems inherent in using computerized simulations in science and science studies classes by applying lessons from the epistemology of science. While computer simulations are useful pedagogical tools, they are not experiments and thus are of only limited utility as substitutes for actual laboratories. Contains 20 references. (Author/PVD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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