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“This book is a great contribution to the infusion of simulations into the field of learning – it’s a milestone of educational technology research and development.”
“The significance of this monograph is the emphasis on the learners’ cognitive functions and their link to the computer-based application while learning with simulation. This perspective is rare within the well-established research on simulation in educational contexts and adds an important conceptual view to mental model theory.”
"Landriscina does an excellent job of bringing these disciplines together, and doing so from a science-of-learning perspective. Of particular interest are his descriptions about learners not only developing mental models as a result of simulation-based training, but then helping learners execute those models as a mental simulation."
"What Dr. Landriscina has accomplished in a book less than 250 pages is amazingly deep and wide."
"I recommend the book to readers who would like to learn about epistemic perspectives on simulation (e.g., relation of model, system, and reality), and cognitive perspectives on learning and reasoning processes by simulation and modelling (e.g., mental models, cognitive artefacts)."
Iris Lorscheid, Hamburg University of Technology
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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
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
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
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
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
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