ERIC Number: ED096186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Using Simulation to Involve Students: Instructor's Guide and Participant's Manual. Teaching Procedures for the New Social Studies.
Kurfman, Dana G.; Phillips, Ina M.
Using simulations developed by the High School Geography Project and films recording the use of the simulations, teachers learn to: (1) use simulation exercises in class; (2) provide a classroom atmosphere conducive to free interaction and expression among students; (3) analyze simulation in terms of problems considered, alternative choices, factors influencing a choice, and conflicting roles; (4) identify cognitive and affective objectives implicit in simulations; and (5) discuss advantages and disadvantages of simulation as a teaching strategy. The five hours required for the training processes include participating in a simulation, analyzing simulation through reading and discussion, viewing two simulations to clarify the role of the teacher in the class, and viewing a third simulation to apply the learned analysis techniques. The instructor's guide gives procedures for organizing the events of the training program and cues for discussion and analysis. The participant's manual gives directions about the events with questions for discussion. Films mentioned in the document are available through the catalogs of the Mountain Plains Educational Media Council and the Indiana University Audio-visual Center, under the title High School Geography: New Insights. (JH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.; High School Geography Project, Boulder, CO.