The Teacher's Role in Game- & Simulation-based Learning

A 2011-12 CADRE Fellows presentation

The panel presentation addresses the role of the teacher in online, game- and simulation-based learning. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:45am to 11:45am
Working Group

This panel presentation showcases various NSF DR K–12 projects (Data Games, Evidence Game, MathSnacks, PhET, and TESLA) and the role of the classroom teacher in these project-related online, game-, and simulation-based learning environments. The session presenters highlight the envisioned role teachers play when implementing each game or simulation project. Presenters also discuss how the vision of the teacher’s role has evolved during the life of some of the projects. This is followed by a panel discussion about their experience determining the appropriate roles for the teacher; how the role of the teacher informs the design of the games and simulations; and supporting teachers for success in their role.