Simulations are realistic representations of actual situations and processes. Dangerous or cost-sensitive issues often benefit from being removed from reality and simulated in a safe environment. Abstract models lend themselves to focused practice and experimentation. The results are then transferred into the real world.
Immediate: Direct impact and instant feedback allow for the independent development of solution strategies
Explorative: Encourages independent experimentation and repetition
Trial and Error: Safe learning environment where making mistakes is allowed and even encouraged