Simulations in the Political Science Classroom: Games Without Frontiers (Paperback)

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Simulations in the Political Science Classroom: Games Without Frontiers (Paperback)

By Mark Harvey (Editor), James Fielder (Editor), Ryan Gibb (Editor)

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This book is premised on the assumption that games and simulations provide welcome alternatives and supplements to traditional lectures and class discussions-especially in political science classrooms, where real-world circumstances provide ideal applications of theory and policy prescriptions. Implementing such an active learning program, however, is sometimes daunting to overburdened professors and teaching assistants. This book addresses the challenges of using games and simulations in the political science classroom, both online and in person. Each chapter offers a game or simulation that politics teachers can use to teach course concepts and explains ways to execute it effectively. In addition, the authors in this volume make a proactive case for games and simulations. Each chapter offers research to evaluate the effectiveness of the activity and pedagogical design best practices. Thus, the book not only serves as a game design resource, but also offers demonstrable support for using games and simulations in the political science classroom. Aimed at teachers at all levels, from high school through college, the book may be especially appealing to graduate students entering teaching for the first time and open to new teaching and learning approaches.

Mark Harvey is an associate professor, honors program coordinator, and director of graduate programs at the University of Saint Mary in Kansas.James Fielder is an instructor at Colorado State University and a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force.Ryan Gibb is an associate professor and the coordinator of international studies at Baker University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367699765
ISBN-10: 0367699761
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 31st, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English