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Simulations - among the most effective methods of instruction and teaching in higher education – evidence from a recent meta-analysis in Review of Educational Research.


A meta-analysis of 145 studies on the effects of simulation-based learning in higher education is now online. Simulations with a summary effect of .85 belong to the most effective instructional methods and work at both initial and later stages of education and professional development. We also discuss the use of recent technologies and implementing appropriate scaffolding to enhance the effects of simulations in fostering different types of complex skills: from teamwork to technical performance.

Open Access link to the article: https://doi.org/10.3102/0034654320933544