Teaching with Simulations

Faculty workshop presented by the Center for Teaching Excellence

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011
12th floor
73 Tremont St., Boston

Simulations have obvious advantages over other pedagogical techniques. They are more fun for students, impart practical experience rather than just conceptual understanding, and result in far better long-term retention of lessons learned than lectures. Simulations pose their own particular challenges, however.

This workshop will offer three helpful principles:

• Re-ordering lessons to begin a course with more micro levels of analysis and build up to more macro levels, the opposite of orthodox teaching-by-textbook
• Learning to thrive on making and identifying mistakes
• Teaching decision-making amid uncertainty as a social skill

The faculty workshop will be led by Mark Lehrer, associate professor, Strategy and International Business.

Please register.

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