Author Archives: Franco Landriscina

Book review

A review of my book has been published on Amazon. It can be found here: Simulation and Learning A Model-Centered Approach The reviewer is doctor James Hadley, Instructional Designer at The Boeing Company, specialized in designing PC-based instructional simulation for … Continue reading

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Master 2015 “Le nuove competenze digitali”

Il Master è istituito presso il Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Educazione e Psicologia dell’Università degli Studi di Firenze, avvalendosi dell’esperienza e della lunga tradizione di ricerca del Laboratorio di tecnologie dell’educazione (LTE), guidato dal professor Antonio Calvani. Uno degli elementi di … Continue reading

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Conference presentation

Here are the slides I used to assist my presentation at the Innovation in Science Education conference: The role of mental simulation in understanding and in creating scientific concepts. (PDF, English version) Il ruolo della simulazione mentale nella comprensione e … Continue reading

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Innovation in science education

The conference “Innovation in science education in primary school and kindergarten: At the crossroads of science and humanities” will be held on November 21-22, 2014, at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in Italy. I will be there to … Continue reading

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Simulation and mental models

Added full-text paper of  Simulation And Learning: The Role of Mental Models, published in Norbert Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 3072-3075). New York, NY: Springer.

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Educazione scientifica e linguistica cognitiva

Vi segnalo su Form@re – Open Journal per la formazione in rete, la mia recensione di un interessante e bel libro sull’educazione scientifica nella scuola primaria: Federico Corni (a cura di), Le scienze nella prima educazione. Un approccio narrativo a … Continue reading

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Book review

A review of my book has been published in the journal Educational Technology & Society. It can be found here: Ifenthaler, D. (2014). Book review: Simulation and Learning: A Model-Centered Approach. The reviewer is professor Dirk Ifenthaler, Director of the … Continue reading

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Presentazione Congresso SIe-L 2013

Il 12 e 13 dicembre si è svolto a Roma il IX Convegno della Società Italiana di E-learning (SIe-L) dal titolo Politiche, Formazione, Tecnologie.  Il convegno ha testimoniato la grande vitalità e lo spirito di continuo rinnovamento della SIe-L, il … Continue reading

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Science and Language

I’ve given a talk at the workshop entitled “Science and Language The Art and Science of Science Communication“, which has been held on the 22th of November at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Here you can find my … Continue reading

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Simulation and Evidence-Based Education: Scientific Research and Open Questions

In his book “Visible Learning”, John Hattie assigned an effect size of d=0.33 to instructional simulation—i.e., below the d=0.40 hinge point considered to be of relevant practical value for instructional methods. Yet, how might this value be interpreted, in light … Continue reading

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