ERIC Number: EJ818816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Role-Playing Games and Simulations for International Issues Courses
Wheeler, Sarah M.
Journal of Political Science Education, v2 n3 p331-347 Dec 2006
This paper proposes criteria that instructors should be sensitive to when evaluating simulations or role-plays for use in international/comparative politics courses. The potential benefits and drawbacks to these interactive exercises are addressed as well as the special circumstances that must be taken into consideration to reap the full promise of these teaching tools. The evidence of their effectiveness includes references to studies that have used control and experiment groups. A reviewed annotated bibliography that concentrates on new role playing games (RPGs) and simulations are included for newcomers and veterans alike to explore new possibilities for teaching courses with an international issues component.
Descriptors: Role Playing, Simulation, Educational Games, International Studies, Comparative Education, Evaluation Criteria, Teaching Methods, Scoring Rubrics, Evaluation Research, Computer Uses in Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Political Science
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