In the SEE ONE we have covered:





SEE ONE – KNOWLEDGE ABOUT using simulations in teaching  (WHAT)

What is a simulation?

  • Defining simulations
  • Types of simulations
  • Game & non-game simulations
  • Playfulness in simulations

Theoretical underpinning of simulations as pedagogy

  • Videos to differentiate the various types and focus on playfulness
  • Readings on pedagogical theory and didactic methods
  • Reflections -  Learning journal entry
  • Identify/ Differentiate games for learning, serious games, simulations, playful simulations
  • Be familiarized with the theoretical underpinnings of simulations as pedagogy
SEE ONE – RATIONALE FOR using simulations in teaching (WHY)
  • Impact of simulations on learners of all ages (e.g. development of high-level problem solving, risk management & creativity skills).
  • Core implications for the integration of playful simulations in teaching and learning.
  • Videos to identify why teaching with simulations
  • Readings on integrating playful simulations in teaching and learning
  • Reflections -  Learning journal entry
  • Appreciate the pedagogical strengths and benefits of using simulations for teaching and learning.
  • Recognize the main limitations and challenges of simulation-based pedagogy.
  • How to teach with simulations
  • Theoretical basis for simulations (constructivism, sociocultural/situated learning theories, playful pedagogy)
  • Videos to identify how to teach with simulations
  • Readings on theoretical basis for simulations
  • Reflections -  Learning journal entry
  • Identify the basic pedagogical characteristics of playful simulations in terms of trial and error, experimentation, decision making, and interpretation
  • Develop critical approaches and stances towards the role and use of simulation-based learning
  • Understand and discuss the potential limitations, issues, and problems associated with simulation-based learning
  • Understand how simulation-based pedagogy is related to contemporary learning theories: constructivism, social constructivism, situated learning, constructionism, playful and experiential learning


You've now finished the "See One" unit of "Playful Simulations". The next coming unit is the "Do One" unit. In this unit you will have to apply the knowledge you gained in the "See One" unit, and use this to have a simulation.