The educational value of using simulation games in the classroom: learners’ perspective
Addressing the challenge of students’ employability by incorporating real-world learning experiences into learning and teaching has been emphasised as a priority in management education. While simulation games (SG) offer great opportunities for students to learn and experience real-world business decisions in a risk-free learning environment, the impact of experience generation from SG on educational outcomes is not fully understood. Therefore, drawing on experiential learning theory, this study contributes to education literature by examining students’ perceptions of the values generated from a SG adopted in a postgraduate program at a UK business school. Using survey data and qualitative data from students’ reflective reports from a sample of 120 students collected in three years for the same course, findings suggest that SG have positive impact on students’ conceptual understanding, skills development and affective evaluation of their learning experience. The paper discusses the findings while acknowledging limitations and offering directions for future research.
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Citation : Mohsen, K., Abdollahi, S. and Omar, S (2018) The educational value of using simulation games in the classroom: learners’ perspective. Innovations in Education and Teaching International
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