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How to Teach with Simulations


Instructor Preparation is Crucial

The good news is that instructional simulations can be very effective in stimulating student understanding. The bad news is that many simulations require intensive pre-simulation lesson preparation. Lesson preparation varies with the type and complexity of the simulation. However, most expert users argue that instructional simulation work best when:

Active Student Participation is Crucial

Students learn through instructional simulations when they are actively engaged.

Post-Simulation Discussion is Crucial

Post-simulation discussion with students leads to deeper learning. The instructor should:


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