Learning with a strategic management simulation game: A case study

Loon, Mark and Evans, Jason and Kerridge, Clive (2015) Learning with a strategic management simulation game: A case study. International Journal of Management Education, 13 (3). pp. 227-236. ISSN 1472-8117

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Abstract

The use of simulation games as a pedagogic method is well established though its effective use is context-driven. This study adds to the increasing growing body of empirical evidence of the effectiveness of simulation games but more importantly emphasises why by explaining the instructional design implemented reflecting best practices. This multi-method study finds evidence that student learning was enhanced through the use of simulation games, reflected in the two key themes; simulation games as a catalyst for learning and simulation games as a vehicle for learning. In so doing the research provides one of the few empirically based studies that support simulation games in enhancing learning and, more importantly, contextualizes the enhancement in terms of the instructional design of the curriculum. This research should prove valuable for those with an academic interest in the use of simulation games and management educators who use, or are considering its use. Further, the findings contribute to the academic debate concerning the effective implementation of simulation game-based training in business and management education.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulation game, Instructional design, Strategic management, Role playing, Learning theory
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Business and Human Resource Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 14:03
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2016 12:40
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3819

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