ERIC Number: ED044721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-9
Reference Count: 0
The Method of Simulation Games in Family Life Education.
Osmand, Marie W.
This paper considers techniques, games and simulations, to deal with the broad area of decision-making in a variety of problem situation. Since violence is a learned behavior, there are alternative ways to handle conflict situations. Simulation games have been utilized primarily in research. The purpose of this paper is to correct this imbalance, and hopefully to generate some of the enthusiasm for gaming that all simulators seem to acquire. The design of the paper is as follows: (1) to introduce the family life educator to simulation games with a few concepts and a rationale for their utilization; (2) to deal with classroom use of the technique with several illustrations of simulation games; (3) to discuss how to design a simulation game which is illustrated by a game being developed by the writer explicitly for use in family education; (4) to examine evaluation research on the effectiveness of educational gaming; and (5) to consider implications of the method in terms of the goals of family life education and some of the unresolved problems of the field. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Note: Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Convention, Chicago, Illinois, October 7-10, 1970