The Game of Eleusis: An Entertaining Simulation of the Research Heuristic

Acta Scientiae (Ulbra), 17(3) (2015)

18 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2015

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Geovani Dias

PPGECIM - Doctoral Program in Science and Mathematics

Renato dos Santos

PPGECIM/ULBRA - Lutheran University of Brazil

Date Written: November 30, 2015

Abstract

Given the problematic nature of the introduction of high school students to the Research Culture, this paper deals with an analysis of these students’ connections between elements of this kind of investigation and elements of an entertaining card game that simulates it – the game of Eleusis. As theoretical-methodological axis, we used Bardin’s Content Analysis from the Theory of Meaningful Learning perspective. The results point to clear connections between those elements, despite some still fragile conceptual constructions. These findings were satisfactory for the problem, given the character of an advance organizer of the game for the thematic focus.

Keywords: the game of Eleusis, Heuristics, scientific literacy, advance organizer

JEL Classification: I29

Suggested Citation

Dias, Geovani and dos Santos, Renato, The Game of Eleusis: An Entertaining Simulation of the Research Heuristic (November 30, 2015). Acta Scientiae (Ulbra), 17(3) (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2698612

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