Teaching and Learning Workshop on Simulations
April 21, 2017 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Hoosier Room, Indiana Memorial Union
The workshop is designed specifically for faculty advisors, graduate instructors and educators to consider and evaluate the benefits and challenges of hands-on simulation as experiential learning. While many participants will be most closely familiar with the EU grounds for simulation, the workshop will be designed to appeal to simulation exercises in general – including, but not limited to Model United Nations and Model Arab League simulations. In comparison other examples of simulations such as Model UN and Model Arab League have grown in popularity and are now supported by national organizations responsible for coordination and planning.
Key Facilitator: Nick Clark, PhD
Professor Nick Clark will serve as workshop facilitator. He has over a decade of experience working closely with large multi-institutional simulations of the European Union. For several years, he advised students from Indiana University-Bloomington who participated in the Midwest Model European Union. Since 2013, he has advised students from Susquehanna University participating in the University of Pittsburgh Model European Union and the Mid-Atlantic Model European Union. He has also served as the Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic simulation. He has adapted a Model EU program for use in high school classrooms, a curriculum that has been widely shared with K-12 teachers through the former Network of European Union Centres. He has used several different simulation programs in his classroom teaching, including the Reacting to the Past program, and recently co-authored an empirical study on the relationship between participating in simulations and interest in political topics.
Marco Arnaudo, Professor of Italian, Director of Graduate Studies in Italian, Indiana University
Lisa Kurz, Instructional Consultant, CITL, Indiana University
Dina Spechler, Associate Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
Susan Siena, Lecturer, SPEA, Indiana University
See Simulation Schedule