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Educational Technology: by Jagdeesh Chaudhary, R. P. Pathak

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Simulated Teaching

Game-type simulations and simulations that do not involve games have been used increasingly in education over the last forty years. The simulation model did not, however, originate with in the field of education. Rather, it is an application of the principles of a branch of psychology called Cybernetics. The Cybernetics psychologist attempts to study human beings by making analogies between human information processing systems and electronic feedback systems, and attempts to apply those analogies to the development of training devices.

The main assumption underlying the process of simulated teaching is that there are certain patterns of teaching behaviors which are essential for becoming a better teacher. It is also assumed ...

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