Conceptual models serve to bridge the world of the mind with the world of computers and programs.
From a grounded cognition perspective, knowing a concept means being able to mentally simulate it, which entails the ability to:
- construct an adequate mental model of the concept and run the corresponding mental simulations;
- revise a mental model when confronted with empirical evidence of its inadequacy.
The Epistemic Cycle (Image from: Landriscina, F. (2013). Simulation and Learning. A Model-Centered Approach, p. 197, NY: Springer)
A reader, MarkC, has posted a positive customer review of my book “Simulation and Learning” on Amazon. You can have a look at his comments on the book page:
It’s really great to see what others you don’t know personally think of your endeavor. Thanks for the good word, MarkC!
If you have read the book and also want to share your own views, I’ll be very grateful for that. Amazon itself has a lengthy Help section about customer reviews, displayed on its website at:
In my recently published book “Simulation and Learning. A Model-Centered Approach”, I propose a conceptual model, the Epistemic Cycle, as a blueprint for understanding the cognitive activities that are involved in simulation-based learning and for designing and planning instructionally effective activities.
The Epistemic Cycle (Image from: Landriscina, F. (2013). Simulation and Learning. A Model-Centered Approach, p. 204, NY: Springer)
Hi! Here you’ll find some info about me, my book on simulation-based learning and instruction, and a list of selected publications. Have a good time, and if want to know more, please feel free to contact me. Stay tuned for upcoming updates!