Teaching About Political Violence Using Simulations and Games
1:30 pm – 5:30pm
Simulations, role-play and games are increasingly becoming an important part of the dedicated instructor’s pedagogical repertoire. In terms of both classroom engagement and learning of skills and content, these methods can have a solid impact on students. Political violence is an area of international relations that especially lends itself well to the use of these techniques. This workshop will introduce participants to a number of short games, exercises, and mini-simulations that require little time and few resources to run successfully. We will play several of these games together, debrief them, and discuss the effectiveness of these techniques and ideas for further applications.
**All Short Courses will take place on Wednesday, August 29 at the APSA 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.**