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Professional and Practice-based Learning

Simulations of Decision-Making as Active Learning Tools

Design and Effects of Political Science Simulations

Editors: Bursens, P., Donche, V., Gijbels, D., Spooren, P. (Eds.)

  • First volume combining authors and insights from two disciplines: educational science and political science
  • Focuses on detailed features of design such as preparation of students and assessment of students’ performance
  • Discusses the effects of simulations on students learning outcomes, motivation and interest
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This volume brings together both political and educational scientists. While educational research literature has so far not systematically addressed the tool of simulations of decision-making, political scientists have hardly used insights from research on assessment or on motivation and interest of students. Almost all political science publications on simulations merely discuss how to implement the tool in class and fall short of providing evidence of the effects on student outcomes such as increased interest and performance. Combining the two disciplines is mutually enriching. Political science benefits from state of the art educational science measuring and testing of the claims made by the proponents of simulations, while educational sciences adds the systematic analysis of simulations of decision-making to their list of empirical objects, which also adds insights to the theories on the affective component of student learning. It is the explicit aim of the volume to address how simulating decision-making environments fosters learning. Implications for research and practice regarding student learning are addressed in all chapters.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Simulations of Decision-Making in Political Science Education

    Spooren, Pieter (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Learning from Simulations of Decision-Making

    Bursens, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 13-19

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  • The Costs and Benefits of Organizing a Multi-institutional Simulation on the European Union

    Sobisch, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 21-34

  • Do Simulations Enhance Decision-Making in the EU Financial Services?

    Ryan, John T.

    Pages 35-49

  • What’s the EU? Achieving Learning Outcomes and Preparing US Students for EuroSim

    Jones, Rebecca

    Pages 51-61

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eBook 74,96 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74147-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74146-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Simulations of Decision-Making as Active Learning Tools
Book Subtitle
Design and Effects of Political Science Simulations
Editors
  • Peter Bursens
  • Vincent Donche
  • David Gijbels
  • Pieter Spooren
Series Title
Professional and Practice-based Learning
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74147-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74147-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74146-8
Series ISSN
2210-5549
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 206
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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