ERIC Number: ED157574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Community College Curriculum: A Simulation.
Clowes, Darrel A.
A short exercise is presented designed to show in 45-90 minutes some of the aspects of simulation gaming as an educational tool. The simulation involves participants acting as members of a Community Advisory Council to the Board of Trustees and the President of a community college, meeting to discuss budget problems. The council represents diverse community interests, and each participant assumes the role of members whose biographies and interests are outlined in the model. Before meeting, simulation participants review a goal statement for the institution and a planning guide for the year's budget. During the actual session, participants agree on a chairman, discuss changes they want to make, and vote on proposed changes until the majority agree. After the exercise, 30-60 minutes are spent in critique and evaluation following an evaluation questionnaire that solicits information on participants' views of simulation gaming, number of minutes the group spent discussing budgeting concerns and participating in various activities, and participants' attentiveness. In addition, participants contribute questions for discussion during the evaluation period and suggestions for improving the simulation exercise. (TR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.