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Simulations and games

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Lean, Jonathan; Moizer, Jonathan; Towler, Michael; Abbey, Caroline

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Abstract This article explores the use of simulations and games in tertiary education. It examines the extent to which academics use different simulation-based teaching approaches and how they perceive the barriers to adopting such techniques. Following a review of the extant literature, a typology of simulations is constructed. A staff survey within a UK higher education (HE) institution is conducted to investigate the use of the different approaches identified within the typology. The findings show significant levels of use of both computer and non-computer-based simulations and games. The main barrier to teaching with simulations, as perceived by the respondents, is the availability of resources. However, further analysis indicates that use of simulations is not associated with perceptions of resource issues, but rather is influenced by views on the suitability of, and risk attached to, such learning methods. The study concludes by recommending improved promotion of simulation-based teaching through enhanced information provision on the various techniques available and their application across subject areas.
Free Keywords barriers; games; role play; simulations;
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 227-242
Journal Active Learning in Higher Education, 7 (2006) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1469787406069056
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)