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Experimental approach to application of simulation games in higher education.

Wardaszko, Marcin (2018):

In: Christian Hühn; Birgit Zürn; Sebastian Schwägele; Sarah Hofmann; Friedrich Trautwein (ed.): Planspiele - Analyse und Wirkungen. Rückblick auf den Deutschen Planspielpreis 2015 und 2017. Norderstedt: Books on Demand GmbH (ZMS-Schriftenreihe, 9), p. 69 - 97.

This paper aims to describe and analyze various aspects of the process of education based on decision-making simulation games – i. e. the so-called management simulation games – in teaching management skills. The results of two experimental studies are presented in the paper. The first one was built around the influence of cognitive system of player team assessment on the “free rider” effect as part of courses based on decision-making games – an experiment conducted in a group of 167 undergraduate students. The rustles of the research proved that “free-rider” problem aca be address through the game and course-design structure in the effective way. The second one is built around introduction of an individual system of assessment in the form of an investment game as an additional element of assessment as part of courses based on decision-making games, and the influence of introduction of such system on the outcome of simulation and course satisfaction – a pilot study conducted as an experiment on a group of 28 graduate students. The results of the experiment proved that building double game structures can provide more effective learning environments for students.


Simulation, games, higher, Education, Decision-Making, Management, Skills, Learning, Environment

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