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Hawley, Chandra L.; Duffy, Thomas M. – 1998
This paper presents a model for designing computer-based simulation environments within a constructivist framework for the K-12 school setting. The following primary criteria for the development of simulations are proposed: (1) the problem needs to be authentic; (2) the cognitive demand in learning should be authentic; (3) scaffolding supports a…
Descriptors: Banking, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Development
Cizek, Gregory J. – 1993
A set of concerns related to home education that is infrequently studied, namely, the content and direction of research in education, is examined. Issues surrounding home education have not been given adequate attention. A sample of home education researchers was gathered by compiling a list of authors who had published in the "Home School…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
Lewis, Jeremy R. T. – 1989
This critical review of 13 political science software simulations and tutorials rates the programs both by quality of presentation and by educational content. Courseware does have a truly interactive nature yet allows the student to be in an active mode of control. The software programs reviewed feature a variety of graphic, textual, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware
Gorrell, Jeffrey – 1992
Learner-centered principles espoused by the American Psychological Association (APA) built on research of the last three decades suggest that learning does not simply entail coordinated cognitive processes. These 12 principles portray factors associated with learning as essential parts of the portrayal of learners as active creators of their own…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning)
Brownstein, Erica M.; And Others – 1993
Applications are now available that allow teachers to create presentations and programs tailored to the exact needs of their students. This paper examines tools that may be used for presentations. Programming environments that may be used to develop computer aided instructional programs are also compared and contrasted. The availability of…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development
Shou, Priscilla – 1993
The Singer-Loomis Inventory of Personality (SLIP) was developed by two Jungian analysts to allow examination of personality from the perspective of Jung's typology and to solve problems perceived with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, based on Jungian dichotomies. The SLIP is designed to clarify and describe the user's personality based on the…
Descriptors: Adults, Classification, Cognitive Style, Extraversion Introversion
Tiner, Jennifer Frey – 1993
The Values Scale (VS) is a self-report inventory of 106 scored items yielding 21 separate scales for the individual assessment of upper elementary school and middle school students as well as adult members of semi-skilled, skilled, clerical, managerial, and professional occupations. The VS, available in seven languages, measures several intrinsic…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Attitude Measures, Children
Stone, Elizabeth – 1993
The Career Interest Inventory is a paper-and-pencil, self-report career guidance instrument that is designed to assist students in grades 7 through 12 and adults with career decisions. It can be administered to individuals or groups and alone or in combination with the Differential Aptitude Test. It is available in machine-scored and hand-scorable…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Career Choice, Career Counseling
Dolenz, Beverly – 1993
The Career Beliefs Inventory (CBI) is a counseling tool with the purpose of identifying beliefs as they relate to occupational choice and the pursuit of a career. The inventory can be administered individually or to a group ranging in age from grade 8 to adult. The CBI is a 96-item paper-and-pencil test written at an eighth-grade reading level.…
Descriptors: Adults, Beliefs, Career Choice, Career Counseling
Wang, Lin – 1993
The Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) is a multiple aptitude battery designed to measure junior and senior high school students' and adults' ability to learn or succeed in certain areas. The test is suitable for group administration and is primarily for use in educational and vocational counseling, although it may be used in employee selection. The…
Descriptors: Ability, Adults, Aptitude Tests, Career Counseling
Strommen, Erik – 1994
An evaluation of a CD-ROM multimedia component of a first grade science curriculum, the IBM/CTW "Through the Woods," is presented. The presentation offers hands-on activities related to forest ecology, such as virtual nature walks. Children participating in the study (n=95) displayed ability to use the technology, a high degree of affect…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware