ERIC Number: EJ845455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Perspective Making: Constructivism as a Meaning-Making Structure for Simulation Gaming
Simulation & Gaming, v40 n1 p48-67 2009
Constructivism has recently gained popularity, although it is not a completely new learning paradigm. Much of the work within e-learning, for example, uses constructivism as a reference "discipline" (explicitly or implicitly). However, some of the work done within the simulation gaming (SG) community discusses what the basic assumptions and implications of constructivism for SG are. Constructivism provides one theoretical approach to the use of computer-based systems and, as such, deserves careful consideration. The author's view is that SG researchers--as SG is a transdisciplinary field--should seek to do research that is acceptable in terms of other disciplines and need to go back to the original texts in the reference discipline to gain genuine appreciation of the arguments being proposed. This is an aim of this article. Another aim of this article is to provide theoretical tools with which to enhance SG argumentation development and debriefing.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Discipline, Educational Games, Models, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Research, Business, Computer Assisted Instruction, Adults
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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