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Reprint: Learning With a Strategic Management Simulation Q2 Game: A Case Study

Loon, Mark, Evans, J. and Kerridge, C. (2015) Reprint: Learning With a Strategic Management Simulation Q2 Game: A Case Study. The International Journal of Management Education, 13 (3). pp. 371-380. ISSN 1472-8117

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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 multimethod
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.

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This artice was originally published in the The International Journal of Management Education, Volume 13, Issue 3, November 2015, pp 227–236, doi:10.1016/j.ijme.2015.06.002

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: simulation game, instructional design, strategic management, role playing, learning theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 12:58
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:11

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