ERIC Number: ED121277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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Experiential Optimization in a Game Simulation.
Blalack, Richard O.; Davis, Herbert J.
In order to enhance the role playing ability of the participants in a simulation game on collective bargaining and to cultivate a sense of "vested interest" in the game's outcome, the students first prepared positions supporting the union or the management position in a hypothetical case. They were required to defend their position orally. The class was also required to present a joint solution to a case study to improve their teamwork skills. The framework of the actual game conisted of introducing the factor of "vested interest" by relating grade assignments to goal achievement in the game and by the use of various handouts containing historical background material and mock contracts, balance sheets, and income statements. The role of the instructor in the game consisted of three functions: control, judicial, and approval. A debreifing session held after the games permitted the negotiating teams to exchange presubmitted objectives and to discuss the strategies and tactics they employed in the course of the negotiation. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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