ERIC Number: ED030894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Operational Gaming for Vocational Awareness: A Survey.
Operational gaming is a kind of decision simulation where the players make decisions within the framework of a simulated operating system. For the game to have value in developing vocational awareness, the decision-making exercise should be structured around a model of real life vocational decisions. The gaming experience aims toward helping the player clarify his own values pertient to the real world of work and to conceptualize kinds of decisions to be made. The elements of the game are players, goals, rules, and choices. The relationship between the elements and the sequencing of decisions are depicted by the model. The extent of the model (basic structure) depends on how much realism should be built in. Gaming by itself does not yield a maximum benefit but should be part of a total program which includes readings, lectures, the games, and critiques. (Author/KP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bartlesville Public Schools, OK.; Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Research Foundation.