In Instructional Design 3.5, we are going to take you on a tour of the learning theories and pedagogy embedded in Petri Dish. We are going to start by giving you a high level overview, and then you can decide where you’d like to drill down further by following the links. An understanding of the science concepts presented in Cell Biology 101 will be helpful when specific examples from the game are discussed.

High Level Overview

Players learn cell biology by playing Petri Dish through three primary mechanisms:

  1. Immersion
  2. Problem-Solving
  3. Inquiry
Instructional Design 3.5 Diagram