Epistemic Games as Career Preparatory Experiences for Students with DisabilitiesBy Shaffer, David W.; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 57-69
Publication Date: 2007
Article shows how computer- and video-based epistemic games can help provide career preparation experiences for youth with disabilities. Epistemic games are a simulation of professional training in game form, which help players assume different professional identities and learn to think and act like professionals. To demonstrate the potential of this approach, a journalism-based epistemic game called science.net is described. In science.net, players become journalists reporting on scientific and technological breakthroughs for an online news magazine. In playing the game, students learn about science and its impact on society, become better writers, and begin to perceive themselves as journalists.
Published by: Exceptional Innovations (Website:http://www.exinn.net)
Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.tamcec.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J53502