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ERIC Number: EJ845455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Perspective Making: Constructivism as a Meaning-Making Structure for Simulation Gaming
Lainema, Timo
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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