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ERIC Number: EJ1089820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
The Pedagogical Benefits of "SimCity" in Urban Geography Education
Kim, Minsung; Shin, Jungyeop
Journal of Geography, v115 n2 p39-50 2016
This article investigated the pedagogical potential of the "SimCity" simulation game in an urban geography course. University students used "SimCity" to build their own cities and applied a wide range of theories to support their urban structures. Moreover, the students critically evaluated the logic and functioning of the "SimCity" simulation compared to real-world contexts and urban geography principles. The students believed the "SimCity" activity provided them with opportunities to promote their geographic creativity, resulting in diverse, unique, and interesting cities. The findings demonstrate that the use of "SimCity" can be an effective tool for geography education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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