Simulations as Scaffolds in Science Education

  • Maggie Renken
  • Melanie Peffer
  • Kathrin Otrel-Cass
  • Isabelle Girault
  • Augusto Chiocarriello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Maggie Renken, Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Melanie Peffer, Isabelle Girault, Augusto Chiocarriello
    Pages 1-3
  3. Isabelle Girault, Melanie Peffer, Augusto Chiocarriello, Maggie Renken, Kathrin Otrel-Cass
    Pages 5-14
  4. Melanie Peffer, Maggie Renken, Isabelle Girault, Augusto Chiocarriello, Kathrin Otrel-Cass
    Pages 15-18
  5. Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Maggie Renken, Melanie Peffer, Isabelle Girault, Augusto Chiocarriello
    Pages 19-22
  6. Maggie Renken, Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Augusto Chiocarriello, Isabelle Girault, Melanie Peffer
    Pages 23-28
  7. Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Isabelle Girault, Maggie Renken, Augusto Chiocarriello, Melanie Peffer
    Pages 29-34
  8. Maggie Renken, Melanie Peffer, Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Isabelle Girault, Augusto Chiocarriello
    Pages E1-E3
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 35-39

About this book


This book outlines key issues for addressing the grand challenges posed to educators, developers, and researchers interested in the intersection of simulations and science education. To achieve this, the authors explore the use of computer simulations as instructional scaffolds that provide strategies and support when students are faced with the need to acquire new skills or knowledge. The monograph aims to provide insight into what research has reported on navigating the complex process of inquiry- and problem-based science education and whether computer simulations as instructional scaffolds support specific aims of such pedagogical approaches for students.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Maggie Renken
    • 1
  • Melanie Peffer
    • 2
  • Kathrin Otrel-Cass
    • 3
  • Isabelle Girault
    • 4
  • Augusto Chiocarriello
    • 5
  1. 1.Georgia State UniversityATLANTAUSA
  2. 2.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Dep of Learning and PhilosophyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  4. 4.Grenoble Alpes UniversityGrenobleFrance
  5. 5.Italian National Research CouncilInstitute of Educational TechnologyGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information AECT 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24613-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24615-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-498X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4998
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