Simulation-Based Learning

Submitted by Jota Bras (jotabras) on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 16:31

Simulation-based learning is a constructivist learning model that provides learners with an experience of working on an usually simplified simulated world or system. This approach, widely adopted in military and aviation to maximize training safety and minimize risk, is today used extensively, especially in the medical education.

Simulation-based learning involves learning performed in a computer environment, in which the learner gradually infers the features of the concept model whilst he/she proceeds through the simulation, which may lead to changes in his/her original concept.

Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technologies
Physical Sciences
Blended learning
Online learning
Sequence of activities

Download the simulation from;
Follow the protocol instructions and record the observations and measurements made;
Record the findings and the answer to the question or problem issues.

Assessment method
Direct observation
Application Software
IT infrastructure ( or other specific hardware)
Room equipment (e.g. Flip chart, projector or other hardware)
Study guide

Frasson C., Blanchard E.G. (2012) Simulation-Based Learning. In: Seel N.M. (eds) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer, Boston, MA.

Ton de Jong, Instruction Based on Computer Simulations and Virtual Laboratories, in: Richard Mayer, Patricia Alexander (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Learning and Instruction, p.502-521 (Routledge 2017).


< 30 minutes
Grade your contribution (I consider this TEL method can be used with TEL tools)