Simulation-Gaming: On the Improvement of Competence in Dealing with Complexity, Uncertainty and Value Conflicts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080371153, 9781483298504

Simulation-Gaming: On the Improvement of Competence in Dealing with Complexity, Uncertainty and Value Conflicts

1st Edition

Proceedings of the International Simulation and Gaming Association's 19th International Conference, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 16-19 August 1988

Editors: J.H.G. Klabbers W.J. Scheper C.A.Th. Takkenberg D. Crookall
eBook ISBN: 9781483298504
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 27th November 1989
Page Count: 381
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Description

This volume records the Proceedings of the International Simulation and Gaming Association's 19th International Conference which took place at Utrecht University in 1988. Seven sections are contained in the volume. The first section on complexity, uncertainty and conflict deals with theoretical and methodological issues. This is the introduction to the conference theme "On the improvement of competence". The following sections cover broad areas: organizational change, business simulation, policy exercise, methodology, learning environments, and special topics such as environmental planning, health care, diplomatic games and gambling.

Readership

For people involved in education and training who use, or are interested in using, simulations and games to improve competence in uncertain situations.

Table of Contents

(Section Headings and Selected Papers). Complexity, Uncertainty and Value Conflicts. On the improvement of competence, J. Klabbers. Global modelling in Japanese political science, H. Seki. Organizational Change. Organizational change, implementation, social simulation, cultural change and leadership, model switching, C. Takkenberg. Organizational change: workshop review, M. van Mens & A. Coote. Business Simulation. Business simulation: an introduction, W. Scheper. Wargaming, W.C. Borawitz. Policy Exercise. Policy exercise, (group) decision support, C. Takkenberg. Project definition gaming/simulation exercise, M. Polic & I. Wenzler. Methodology. Methodology: behavioral and social systems, design and evaluation of games/simulations, classifications, taxonomy, J. Klabbers. Problems of taxonomy for gaming in macro- and micro-economic subjects, R. Siebecke. Learning Environments and Communication. Learning environments and communication: an introduction, D. Crookall. Some dangers when using interactive events to improve competence, K. Jones. Special Topics. Special topics: an introduction, W. Scheper. Environmental Planning. Biosphere and underdevelopment, L. Schapira. Simulation of integrated rural development with IRDEM, F. Rijsberman & G. Baarse. Health Care. Improving dental planning through computer simulation, E.M. Bronkhorst et al. Diplomacy. Diplomatic games, P.W. Meerts. Gambling. Competence in gambling games, D. Saunders & D. Turner. Survival - a case study in risk taking, A.L. Cudworth.

Details

No. of pages:
381
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1989
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483298504

About the Editor

J.H.G. Klabbers

W.J. Scheper

C.A.Th. Takkenberg

Affiliations and Expertise

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

D. Crookall

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Alabama, USA

Reviews

@qu:While the book is clearly of interest to the researcher, the descriptive nature of the papers and session reviews also makes it a rich source of ideas for the educator or trainer who works with groups. @source:British Journal of Educational Technology