Different Types of Educational Simulations and What They Teach
There are different patterns of using simulation technique, these pattern can be described as under:
- Identity Simulation: During an identity simulation, a student attempts to pinpoint the potential issues that may arise should they find themselves in a given position. A student (pupil instructor) talks with his supervisor about his potential solution to the issue, and the latter modifies it accordingly. For instance, the student-teacher develops his lesson by anticipating some questions and their answers as he plans a micro-lesson. Additionally, he predicts some potential questions from the pupils’ perspective and considers their responses. A student-teacher talks about his micro-lesson plan with his mentor and gets pertinent input.
- Laboratory Simulation: Another name for this type of simulation is experimental simulation. In a laboratory simulation, a student or student instructor creates a lesson or the issue solution and tests it on a small population to determine the impacts and drawbacks of the suggested solution. If an industrialist, for example, wants to produce a certain item, he first tests it on a small sample of the population, studies the reactions, and then determines whether to produce it by those findings.
- Analytical Simulation: An analytical simulation enables a student to examine an issue from several angles. The supervisor or expert will first discuss the learner’s (Pupil Teacher) analytical approach to problem-solving and will offer suggestions as to which analytical elements could be most helpful. In other words, a student chooses the approaches to take to solve the issue. His supervisor analyses his own opinions and guides the problem’s resolution. In this sort of simulation, the student forms an analytical viewpoint on the issues that are presented to him.
- Case Study Simulation: This kind of simulation creates a situation and offers corrective suggestions while training the student-teacher. Supervisor and other supervisors analyse the scenario in a case study simulation. The manager actively contributes to the conversation and offers some additional measures. The best solution is chosen as the appropriate corrective action for the issue. Similar to how we address complicated behavioural problems in psychological studies, this form of simulation is a highly sophisticated method.
- Role-playing: Role-playing is another method of enhancing the teaching-learning process. By acting out a specific scenario, a student or instructor can better comprehend his relationships with others, the expectations of society, himself, and his lifestyle, and how to apply the pertinent academic information in his everyday life.