ERIC Number: ED073987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Simulation Games and Role Playing. Social Studies for the Elementary School. Proficiency Module #6.
Bagley, Earl G.; Pierfy, David A.
Designed as part of a series to develop teaching strategies for the elementary curriculum, this module focuses on simulation games and role playing as two important teaching devices. The first part describes games and simulation; and factors that should be considered in selecting, using, and debriefing games in the classroom. Exercises to test understanding of this section are included. The second section, points out how role playing is used in training children in rational problem solving, and the steps involved in this strategy. Short learning activities are also included for this section. Behavioral objectives in this module are that the teacher-trainee will be able to: utilize role playing techniques in lessons; write definitions of the concepts "game", "simulation", and"simulation game"; critique a simulation game; and reorder a set of scrambled steps employed in the strategy of role playing to illustrate the correct sequence. Related modules are SO 005 443 through SO 005 446 and SO 005 448 through SO 005 450. (FDI)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Citations (References), Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Games, Guidelines, Preservice Teacher Education, Role Playing, Simulation, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Department of Elementary Education, 425 Aderhold, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($6.60, set of 8; $.80 each)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Social Science Education.