The Influence of Variables Easily Controlled by the Instructor/Administrator on Simulation Outcomes: In Particular, the Variable, Reflection.


  • Jerry Gosen


This paper deals with two related topics. The first is the influence of variables under the control of the teacher/administrator on simulation outcomes. It contends that many teacher-controlled variables have considerable influence in simulations and this influence should be further studied. The second topic is reflection, which is part of the learning process. This paper explores this important aspect of learning, divides the reflection process into four sub-processes, argues that teacher/administrators can influence how and how much students reflect on their simulation experience, and explores the potential for undertaking research on the relationship between reflection and simulation outcomes.