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Event

Event Title

The Benefits and Limits of Teaching World Politics through an Online Simulation

Presenter Information

Joe CoelhoFollow

Location

MC 417

Start Date

10-1-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

10-1-2018 10:30 AM

Description

Advocates of active and experiential learning argue that simulations have two main advantages over traditional teaching method. First, simulations can improve students' motivations to learn the materials, and second, simulations create a learning environment whereby students are encouraged to learn through experience by peer interaction rather than simply as recipients of information by the instructor. Joe’s presentation will focus on the various benefits and limits of incorporating the Statecraft Online Simulation to his Introduction to World Politics course. Based on available data from six semesters of teaching the course, it is clear that the simulation improved student enjoyment of the class and their motivation to learn more about the subject area. Joe has, however, found little evidence that students who participated in the simulation scored significantly higher on exams than those students who did not have the simulation as part of their class.

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Jan 10th, 9:30 AM Jan 10th, 10:30 AM

The Benefits and Limits of Teaching World Politics through an Online Simulation

MC 417

Advocates of active and experiential learning argue that simulations have two main advantages over traditional teaching method. First, simulations can improve students' motivations to learn the materials, and second, simulations create a learning environment whereby students are encouraged to learn through experience by peer interaction rather than simply as recipients of information by the instructor. Joe’s presentation will focus on the various benefits and limits of incorporating the Statecraft Online Simulation to his Introduction to World Politics course. Based on available data from six semesters of teaching the course, it is clear that the simulation improved student enjoyment of the class and their motivation to learn more about the subject area. Joe has, however, found little evidence that students who participated in the simulation scored significantly higher on exams than those students who did not have the simulation as part of their class.