Simulation is an amazing tool and partners with other tools to create a greater curriculum. Understanding multiple strategies to approach learning are necessary to build on and transfer knowledge. Educators must first realize that our working memory capacity is limited and that the amount people can learn in the time they are in the classroom may be small. People may rely on the "flipped classroom" to help build knowledge and comprehension prior to the student arrival in a limited time situation. Others may offer collaborative learning solutions prior to the simulation experience. Strategies may include breaking apart a task and teaching the content in smaller chunks. One could also consider scaffolded learning by offering greater complexity with every experience as the learner demonstrates knowledge transfer. The options are endless but most importantly are all tailored to very specific learning objectives.
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