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Martin, Kit; Horn, Michael; Wilensky, Uri – Informatics in Education, 2019
This paper describes visitor interaction with an interactive tabletop game on the topic of evolutionary adaptations of social insects that we designed in collaboration with a large American museum. We observed visitors playing the game and talked to them about the experience. The game explores the emergent phenomena of ant behavior. Research has…
Descriptors: Incidence, Schemata (Cognition), Museums, Animal Behavior
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Weintrop, David; Wilensky, Uri – Informatics in Education, 2014
Research on the effectiveness of introductory programming environments often relies on post-test measures and attitudinal surveys to support its claims; but such instruments lack the ability to identify any explanatory mechanisms that can account for the results. This paper reports on a study designed to address this issue. Using Noss and Hoyles'…
Descriptors: Programming, Programming Languages, Introductory Courses, Constructivism (Learning)
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Hjorth, Arthur; Wilensky, Uri – Informatics in Education, 2014
In spite of decades of use of agent-based modelling in social policy research and in educational contexts, very little work has been done on combining the two. This paper accounts for a proof-of-concept single case-study conducted in a college-level Social Policy course, using agent-based modelling to teach students about the social and human…
Descriptors: Urban Planning, Constructivism (Learning), Case Studies, Public Policy