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ERIC Number: EJ747373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Reflecting on Role Play in Geographic Education: The Case of the Banana War
Kurtz, Hilda E.
Journal of Geography, v103 n1 p16-27 2004
Debates over the nature and extent of globalization raise many issues to be addressed in a geographic education. In this paper, I briefly review case method instruction and role-play as teaching strategies suitable for material on globalization and other geographic subject matter, and then sketch an overview of an undergraduate geography role-play that treats themes of globalization and agricultural trade. The role-play revolves around a real-world trade dispute, referred to as the Banana War that was waged between the United States and the European Union during much of the 1990s over who could sell how many bananas to Europe. I conclude the paper by reflection the contributions of, limitations to and possibilities for case method instruction and role-play in geographic education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States