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ERIC Number: ED037403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 9
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The Micro-Workshop as a Vehicle for the Training of University Personnel in the Use of Simulation Material.
Sage, Daniel
This document reports on a 3-day special study institute entitled "Simulation in the Preparation of Special Education Administrators." Involving 20 professors, the institute had a three-fold purpose: (1) to acquaint participants with the simulated experience technique; (2) to become familiar with a particular set of materials (the Special Education Administration Task Simulation Game); and (3) to focus on the generation of additional materials or modifications that would supplement and enrich the field. The major time investment (nearly 2 days) was scheduled for active involvement with the materials in the simulation laboratory, during which participants played the role of students and the director demonstrated how he would handle the material and participants in an ordinary class or institute setting. Among the materials requiring or illustrating task-oriented responses were in-basket correspondence, telephone calls, and filmed or videotaped open-ended conferences. The major part of the last day was devoted to a combined brainstorming-discovery approach, in which participants reacted to the methodology and materials and sought ways of developing and/or adapting them. The report includes many illustrations of its conclusion that the primary relevance of a "training-in-use" requirement for the purchase of simulation materials lies not so much in getting to know a particular piece of instructional gear, but rather in the discovery process in which one engages while working in a group with almost any prototype package. (Author/JES)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, March 1970