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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s23.v3009

EXPERIMENTAL LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, USING SIMULATION GAMES AS LEARNING TOOL.

P. PUDLO, B. GAVUROVA
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 3, 1093 - 1100 pp

ABSTRACT

A Chinese proverb states: tell me, I’ll forget, show me, I’ll remember, involve me, I’ll
understand. This short proverb shows the core of experimental teaching. Generally the
experiential learning Theory (ELT) provides a holistic model of the learning process
and a multilinear model of adult development, both of which are consistent with what
we know about how people learn, grow, and develop. We have many methods and
techniques which can be used in experimental learning process. One of them is
simulation games. Simulation games are controlled detailed situations found in the real
world. It is a dramatic view of life existing for the serious purpose of learning about real
experiences. During simulation games, each player have individual role. All game often
has winners and losers. Roles are more structured and have a defined set of participants
with specific times, places, equipment, and rules. Games may be played with teams
against one another or against some impersonal force. Article presents the idea and
methodology chosen simulation games and them application in conditions of slovak and
polish universities.

Key words: experimental learning, simulation games, higher education