ERIC Number: ED388579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Broken Squares: A Simulation Exploring Cooperation and Conflict.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
This simulation activity introduces the concepts of cooperation and competition and exploring positive models for problem solving. The activity can be used with elementary and secondary school participants, as well as with adults. Suggestions for adapting discussion for younger participants are provided. The group task is to form five equal-sized squares by combining pieces without speaking or signaling to another team member or by taking from another team member. Giving and sharing are allowed. Variations for the use of the simulation are given. The volume contains the following sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Using Simulations"; (3) "Overview of the Activity"; (4) "Running the Simulation"; (5) "Debriefing the Simulation"; and (6) "Participant Handout." (EH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competition, Cooperation, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Strategies, Prosocial Behavior, Role Playing, Simulated Environment, Simulation, Social Behavior, Teamwork
SPICE, Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.