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Education

Abstract

This research examined beliefs of two veteran middle school teachers about simulations in the social studies classroom. Using a grounded theory analysis, a framework emerged which details the ways these teachers went above and beyond standard practice with simulations in an effort to maximize their impact on students. The proposed framework aims to highlight the features of their practice, as revealed by the participants, which may help to improve teachers’ use of simulations. The analysis of this pilot study is intended as the first stage of an emergent theory on how to use simulations effectively in the social studies classroom.

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