Author Archives: Franco Landriscina

Master “Le nuove competenze digitali” 2015-16

Master – nuova edizione 2015-16 “Le nuove competenze digitali: open education, social e mobile learning” 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 … Continue reading

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Instructional simulation: from theory to practice

Charles Xie has written a review of my book “Simulation and learning”, you can read it here: Intelligent Learning Environments Lab Book review: “Simulation and Learning: A Model-Centered Approach” by Franco Landriscina Doctor Xie is a senior scientist at the … Continue reading

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What’s the role of mental simulation in understanding scientific concepts?

This article offers an interpretation of scientific concepts’ understanding in terms of mental simulation. A series of studies are reviewed, showing that mental simulation is a fundamental form of computation in the brain, underlying many cognitive skills such as mindreading, … Continue reading

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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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