Articles | Volume 23, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2369–2378, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2369-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2369–2378, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2369-2019

Education and communication 16 May 2019

Education and communication | 16 May 2019

Role-play simulations as an aid to achieve complex learning outcomes in hydrological science

Arvid Bring and Steve W. Lyon

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (15 Apr 2019) by Daniel Viviroli
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Short summary
Hydrology education strives to teach students both quantitative ability and complex professional skills. Our research shows that role-play simulations are useful to make students able to integrate various analytical skills in complicated settings while not interfering with traditional teaching that fosters their ability to solve mathematical problems. Despite this there are several potential challenging areas in using role-plays, and we therefore suggest ways around these potential roadblocks.