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ERIC Number: EJ907208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-0965
Getting the Most from Classroom Simulations: Strategies for Maximizing Learning Outcomes
Wedig, Timothy
PS: Political Science and Politics, v43 n3 p547-555 2010
Classroom simulations can make a significant contribution to learning outcomes in political science courses, provided that they are firmly linked to course content and learning objectives. This article offers a step-by-step decision framework for instructors seeking to use simulations as a core component of their courses, including selection of an exercise, pre-simulation preparation, instructor role during a simulation, and techniques for debriefing after the exercise. Options such as online and face-to-face, synchronous and asynchronous, distributed and single classroom, and individual and team formats are compared, with a focus on their associated learning outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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