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ERIC Number: EJ946202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Surfing Global Change: Negotiating Sustainable Solutions
Ahamer, Gilbert
Simulation & Gaming, v37 n3 p380-397 Sep 2006
SURFING GLOBAL CHANGE (SGC) serves as a procedural shell for attaining sustainable solutions for any interdisciplinary issue and is intended for use in advanced university courses. The participants' activities evolve through five levels from individual argumentation to molding one's own views for the "common good." The paradigm of "ethics of negotiation" is implemented using a guided, step-by-step procedure that is characterized by mutual evaluation among the participants and by the dissolution of the traditional roles within education. Despite the existence of an elaborate structure of game rules, the setting of SGC provides for flexibility concerning the choice of themes, the definition of roles, the means of information retrieval, the selection of emphasis within the issue to be negotiated, the exploration of solutions, and notably, the allocation of "success" to the participants. SGC is therefore also usable as a tool for training in areas ripe for innovative social procedures. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: European Union