Although there is a broad research base demonstrating positive science learning outcomes from simulation use, less is known about the learning processes that may mediate these outcomes. This study investigated the source of conceptual goals that students pursued while using a simulation. Using a case study approach, we found that student goals were from three main sources: instructional materials, self, and instructor. Findings suggest that self-selected conceptual goals may result in more stable knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1697-1698
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
Issue number2018-June
StatePublished - 2018
Event13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 23 2018Jun 27 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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