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ERIC Number: EJ877079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-0965
Learning by Doing: A Simulation for Teaching How Congress Works
Sands, Eric C.; Shelton, Allison
PS: Political Science and Politics, v43 n1 p133-138 Jan 2010
Teachers of political science have increasingly recognized the utility of classroom simulations to provide students with an active-learning experience to enhance learning outcomes. Our article builds on this growing trend by proposing a congressional simulation to help students understand the complexities and nuances of the lawmaking process. Specifically, the simulation aids students in identifying the deliberative aspects of congressional policymaking, appreciating the complicated process involved in a bill becoming a law, understanding the multifaceted ways in which self-interest guides the decisions of congressional actors, and challenging student cynicism about Congress as an institution.
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Language: English
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