ERIC Number: ED049099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A System for Analyzing Social Simulations and Educational Games (SAS) or Games Analysis System (GAS).
It is obvious to any observer that today the social studies is in the process of a revolutionary change. It is axiomatic that one of the universal goals that all these changes are aimed at is to make social studies courses more meaningful and relevant to the life experiences of the student. One of the fastest developing innovations within the social studies revolution is a new teaching strategy generally referred to as simulation or gaming. Simulation organizes a great deal of fragmented knowledge and provides an effective teaching device as well because both time and space can be compressed so that years of simulated development can take place within a few hours. This outline represents an effort to begin the development of an analysis system that will effectively provide a method of analyzing autotelic educational material such as games and simulations. This system will be of use to curriculum supervisors, chairmen, and teachers who make curriculum decisions; to classroom teachers who use the materials; and to innovators that develop the materials. The dimensions of the analysis system are spelled out in the paper. Further work on the system will include explanations and examples of the items in the outline, highly selected bibliographical references to aid in understanding parts of the system, training and testing items to aid learning the system, elaborations on uses, and descriptions of success. Related documents are: SO 000 836, SO 000 991, and SO 000 992. (Author/SD)
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Authoring Institution: Concordia Teachers Coll., Seward, NE.