ScienceSpace: virtual realities for learning complex and abstract scientific concepts

@inproceedings{Dede1996ScienceSpaceVR,
  title={ScienceSpace: virtual realities for learning complex and abstract scientific concepts},
  author={Christopher J. Dede and Marilyn C. Salzman and R. Bowen Loftin},
  booktitle={VRAIS},
  year={1996}
}
Exemplary pedagogy in science education should develop learners' abilities to intuitively understand how the natural world functions before inculcating the formal representations and reasoning skills that scientists use. In other words, fostering in students the capability to qualitatively predict the behavior of the objects in the universe is initially more important than teaching them to manipulate quantitative formulas. Through using multisensory immersion in virtual realities customized for… CONTINUE READING
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