Posts tagged simulations

Map of Nagorno-Karabakh (source)
For the next two weeks, my POL 103 (Introduction to International Relations) students will be engaged in a Security Council simulation on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. 
If you want to try your own simulation, here are the basic guidelines.

Map of Nagorno-Karabakh (source)

For the next two weeks, my POL 103 (Introduction to International Relations) students will be engaged in a Security Council simulation on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. 

If you want to try your own simulation, here are the basic guidelines.

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A great story on the game, Monopoly, from publicradiointernational:

“What happens in Monopoly really runs counter to the entire thing we talk about as the American dream,” game designer Brenda Brathwaite told Studio 360. It’s all about creating an empire with very little mechanisms to catch up. She says:

At some point, the game is literally just about waiting for people to run out of money and perish. The only person who’s having any fun is the one person who is causing this destruction…. And that’s not fun, considering this can go on for hours.

How would you redesign Monopoly? Studio 360 wants to know.

(Image by Wikimedia user Zzubnik.)

I like designing games/simulations for classroom exercises. This seems like a natural challenge for students: How would they construct “the rules of the game”?

An interesting game that lets players see what living below the poverty line is like. Try it. It might shock you.
I designed a little “constitutional design” simulation based around the fictional land of Oz (specifically, the Oz found in Gregory Maguire’s Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West). The whole thing goes along w/ a country dossier I cooked up. Basically, students have to design an institutional framework for a formerly “sultanistic” regime that could, w/ luck & pluck, transition successfully to a democracy.

I designed a little “constitutional design” simulation based around the fictional land of Oz (specifically, the Oz found in Gregory Maguire’s Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West). The whole thing goes along w/ a country dossier I cooked up. Basically, students have to design an institutional framework for a formerly “sultanistic” regime that could, w/ luck & pluck, transition successfully to a democracy.