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Simulation Learning

  • Jan Breckwoldt
  • Hans GruberEmail author
  • Andreas Wittmann
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)

Abstract

An overview is presented of the strengths and limitations of simulation learning, with a particular focus on simulation learning in medicine and health care. We present what simulation learning is about and what the main components of simulations are. The most important theoretical approaches are reviewed which were developed in order to explain why simulation learning is effective. The most prominent best-practice examples of simulation learning applications are presented, and a short overview on research findings concerning simulation learning is given.

Keywords

Simulation learning High-fidelity full scale environment Deliberate practice Experience Interprofessional education Learning outcomes Practice-based learning Professional learning Skill acquisition 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This paper was written during a sabbatical stay of the second author as Visiting Professor at the Centre for Learning Research, University of Turku, Finland.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vice-Deanery of Education, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Educational ScienceUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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