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Copyright 1998 Lloyd Rieber

Click here to run SimSchool.

NOTE: This will run on both Macintosh and Windows, but it is optimized for Windows. Macintosh users will experience minor font problems.

When you quit the simulation, you will be returned to this page.


You need Authorware 5.1 Web Player to run this simulation...

Click here to have Macromedia auto-install the right plug-in for you! This is the recommended way to get the right version of the Authorware Web Player.
This download site will automatically "sense" what computer you are using, so be sure to download and install from the computer you intend you use.



CAI Format: Simulation

Instructional Objectives: demonstrate an understanding of different educational philosophies and their influence on educational practice.

Intended Audience: Undergraduate and graduate level education students.

Brief Description: This simulation allows the user to experiment with the philosophical perspectives of objectivism and constructivism and observe the influence on several educational micro-dimensions (eg. motivation, experience, learning outcomes, control) as well as consider what the impact a philosophical shift would have on several macro-dimensions (e.g. high school graduation rate, crime rate, etc.). The simulation also tries to clarify the relationship between philosophical orientation and instructional strategies.

Click here for a web-based lesson on understanding constructivism that incorporates the SimSchool simulation.

Parents, public school students, and educators working for non-profit schools or organizations are welcome to link to this interactive educational web resource at no cost on the condition that each registers such use with Lloyd Rieber at Those who register will be notified in the event that this web address changes. Commercial vendors, corporate trainers, and others who are part of for-profit organizations should contact Lloyd Rieber for licensing arrangements.

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