Integrating Problem-Based
Learning and Simulation
Enilda J. Romero, M.S. and Dr. Ginger S. Watson
Purpose

Active Learner

Participatory
Problem-Based
Learning

Engage

Simulation

Eliminate minimal guidance
Provide stru...
Instructional Strategy

Problem-Based
Learning (PBL)

What is a Problem?

Problems Classification

Structure

Complexity

...
Problem

Context, Rules and Principles
Problem – Based
Learning
Model

Problem Solving Process

Instructor Support

Soluti...
Albanese &
Mitchell
(1993)

Berkson
(1993)

Current
Effects of
PBL
Vernon &
Blake
(1993)

Dochy et al.
(2003)
Types of Simulations
About something

Physical Simulation

SimCity

Iterative Simulation

CatLab
Types of Simulations
How to do something

Procedural Simulation

FrogSim

Situational Simulation

Interactive Courtroom
Benefits of Instructional Simulation
1. Present content in ways that it would not be possible in real life

2. Environment...
PBL

Simulation

PBL Simulation

Present the problem

Simulation Introduction

Entry Point

Problem context, principles Pa...
Integration of PBL and Simulation
Physical Simulation
 Irregular performance patterns
Iterative Simulation
 Problem ques...
Current
effects of
PBL
simulation
Model

Future
Research
PBL
simulation types of
simulations
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
Thanks!
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Integrating Problem-Based Learning and Simulation

  1. 1. Integrating Problem-Based Learning and Simulation Enilda J. Romero, M.S. and Dr. Ginger S. Watson
  2. 2. Purpose Active Learner Participatory Problem-Based Learning Engage Simulation Eliminate minimal guidance Provide structure External representation Cooperative learning
  3. 3. Instructional Strategy Problem-Based Learning (PBL) What is a Problem? Problems Classification Structure Complexity Domain specificity
  4. 4. Problem Context, Rules and Principles Problem – Based Learning Model Problem Solving Process Instructor Support Solution and Reflection Increase of Knowledge Inventory
  5. 5. Albanese & Mitchell (1993) Berkson (1993) Current Effects of PBL Vernon & Blake (1993) Dochy et al. (2003)
  6. 6. Types of Simulations About something Physical Simulation SimCity Iterative Simulation CatLab
  7. 7. Types of Simulations How to do something Procedural Simulation FrogSim Situational Simulation Interactive Courtroom
  8. 8. Benefits of Instructional Simulation 1. Present content in ways that it would not be possible in real life 2. Environments in which learners can interact safely 3. Allow compression of time and convenience of multiple iterations 4. Allow learners to take on different roles 5. Facilitate for all levels of learner (novice or expert)
  9. 9. PBL Simulation PBL Simulation Present the problem Simulation Introduction Entry Point Problem context, principles Parameters and Rules and rules Framing the Problem Problem representation External representation Knowledge Inventory Problem solving process Start simulation iteration Research and Resources Instructor support Hints, tips and heuristics Teachable Moments Solution and Reflection Exit the simulation Wrap-up and Debriefing
  10. 10. Integration of PBL and Simulation Physical Simulation  Irregular performance patterns Iterative Simulation  Problem questions Procedural Simulation  Utilize diagnosis simulation Situational Simulation  Manipulated behavior scenarios
  11. 11. Current effects of PBL simulation Model Future Research PBL simulation types of simulations
  12. 12. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? Thanks!

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