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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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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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