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ERIC Number: EJ926200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Changing Pedagogical Styles: A Case Study of the Trading Game in a Japanese University
Takahashi, Satoru; Saito, Eisuke
Teaching in Higher Education, v16 n4 p401-412 2011
Even in recent times, students in Japanese universities have few opportunities to work in groups and interact with their peers. The purpose of this study was to examine interpersonal games and to investigate the significance of introducing a participatory style of teaching in the context of higher education in Japan. In particular, the study aimed to investigate the significance of students' experiences with regard to this style of teaching. The Trading Game was played by students of undergraduate courses in Daito Bunka University in Japan over a period of three years. The results revealed the following: (1) students showed an increased understanding of the realities of the global economy; (2) greater interactions were observed in the participatory style of teaching, as compared with conventional teaching; and (3) the students realised the importance of developing a broader outlook. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan