Simulation is most effective when it is aligned with course content and focuses on specific learning objectives. This page provides activities to allow you to familiarize yourself with the purpose and application of simulation. It includes tips on how the methodology can be integrated within your class and examples of cases study scenarios. These activities serve as an introductory resource that will assist you in identifying the potential of this powerful teaching and learning approach.
As you are interacting with the material provided within this page consider these questions:
- What are my course objectives and how would this approach enhance learning for my students?
- What issues or subject matter could be addressed within my class? These may include but are not limited to ethical dilemma, teamwork, cultural competence, conflict management and resolution, consultation. and delivering difficult news.
- What particular skills do learners require? These may include communication, interviewing, critical thinking and reasoning, problem solving, decision making and more.