ERIC Number: ED252859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Writing within Simulations Related to Social & Work Experiences. Discussion Booklet 2, Series B: Writing 14 to 18.
Dixon, John; Stratta, Leslie
The focus of this booklet is on the use of simulations in secondary school writing classes. After guiding the teacher through five key questions that need to be addressed in the planning and carrying through of each simulation, the booklet presents four simulations. Varying from simple to complex demands, the booklet's simulations include the following: (1) reporting on college and cafe facilities--a tightly structured simulation, negotiated with the students, in which they can feel secure but can still offer individual responses; (2) working for an agency--a vocational simulation with some loosening of structure and more complex demands; (3) dealing with a social issue, the holocaust--a social simulation with similar loosening of structure and an increase in demands; and (4) establishing priorities--a sophisticated simulation, involving library research, interviews, and challenging role play. (HOD)
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Relevance (Education), Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Student Participation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction
Southern Regional Examinations Board, Avondale House, 33 Carlton Crescent, Southampton S09 4YL, England (35 pence).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For Discussion Booklet 1, see ED 246 424. Text in small print throughout.