ERIC Number: ED224679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Bintang Anda: A Game Process for Community Development. Technical Note No. 18.
Marzuki, Saleh; Dilts, Russ
Bintang Anda (Your Star) is not a single game, but is rather a format for a family of simulation games which was developed in 1975 when the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture began a search for innovations in educational technology that could be applied to problems of rural development. Indonesia's development goals emphasize improvement of the quality of life through development of its human resources, yet there is lack of staff, materials, and training to carry out these goals. Bintang Anda is a simple board game played by 10-15 people using a die, a pictoral game board, simple messages, and draw cards. The game incorporates real life situations along with relevant content information concerning important aspects of daily life (health, sanitation, nutrition, etc.). The educational purposes of the game include assisting villagers to critically analyze their current situation, raising community awareness of development potential and problems, promoting peer learning, and transferring needed content information to the community. Bintang Anda was developed and used in the District of Malang, East Java, and caught on rapidly. In many cases results could be seen in behavioral changes; awareness and attitudinal improvements were also noted. An example of a Bintang Anda game is provided. (BRR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Decision Making Skills, Developing Nations, Educational Games, Educational Technology, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Local Issues, Needs Assessment, Peer Teaching, Quality of Life, Rural Development, Rural Population, Simulation, Water Resources
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World Bank, Washington, DC.; Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesia).
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia