Second Life Physics: Virtual, real, or surreal?

@article{Santos2009SecondLP,
  title={Second Life Physics: Virtual, real, or surreal?},
  author={Renato P. Dos Santos},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2009},
  volume={abs/1405.6327}
}
Science teaching detached itself from reality and b ecame restricted to the classrooms and textbooks with their overreliance on standardized and repetitive exercises, while students keep their own alternativ e conceptions. Papert, displeased with this inefficient learning process as early as 1980, championed physics microworlds, where students could experience a vari ety of laws of motion, from Aristotle to Newton and Einstein or even “new” laws invented by the students themselves. While often… CONTINUE READING
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