List of Resources



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Star evolution animation

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Barab, S. and Dede, C. (2007). Games and Immersive Participatory simulations for science education: an emerging type of curricula. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 16(1), 1-3.

Cimer, A. (2007). Effective teaching in science: a review of literature. Turkish Science Education, 4(1), 20-44.

De Jong, T. and van Joolingen, W. (1998). Scientific discovery learning with computer simulations of conceptual domains. Review of Educational Research, 68(2), 179-201.

Foti, S. and Ring, G. (2008). Using a simulation-based learning environment to enhance learning and instruction in a middle school science classroom. Journal of Computers and Science Teaching, 27(1), 103-120.

Li, S., Law, N., and Lui, K. (2006). Cognitive perturbation through dynamic modeling: a pedagogical approach to conceptual change in science. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 22, 405-422.

Libarkin, J. and Brick, C. (2002). Research methodologies in science education: visualization and the geosciences. Journal of Geoscience Education, 50(4), 449-455.

Lohner, S., Van Joolingen, W., and Savelbergh, E. (2003). The effects of external representation on constructing computer models of complex phenomena. Instructional Science, 31, 395-418.

Nelson, B. and Ketelhut, D. (2007). Scientific inquiry in educational multi-user virtual environments. Educational Psychology Review, 19, 265-283.

Reiber, L. (1996). Seriously considering play: designing interactive learning environments based on the blending of microworlds, simulations, and games. Educational Technology Research and Development, 44(2), 43-58.

Reid, D., Zhang, J*., & Chen, Q. (2003). Supporting scientific discovery learning in computer simulations. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 19(1), 9-20. [1]

Simons, K. and Clark, D. (2004). Supporting inquiry in science classrooms with the web. Computers in the Schools, 21(3/4), 23-36.

Van Joolingen, W., de Jong, T., and Dimitrakopoulout, A. (2007). Issues in computer supported inquiry learning in science. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 23, 11-119.

Zhang, J., Chen , Q., Sun, Y., & Reid, D. J. (2004). A triple scheme of learning support design for scientific discovery learning based on computer simulation: Experimental research. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 20 (4), 269-282. [2]


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