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Programme: Atlas 2019-20
Course: SIMSIG

LSE simulations special interest group (LSE SIM-SIG), is a practice exchange group for colleagues who are planning to use, or are currently using, simulations in the classroom. LSE SIM-SIG will meet once a term, and there will shortly be an online space to share resources and support.
Based on feedback from the launch of the SIG last year the sessions for AY19/20 will be:

7 November 10:00 -12:00 - We will be joined by Samantha Clarke  from Disruptive Media Learning Lab at Coventry University.

As British/UK Universities move towards more business oriented models of education, largely driven by financial goals, league tables and achievement metrics, students are increasingly relying on educators to hand-lead them through their assessments in Higher Education settings. This has been seen to be a particular issue since tuition fee increases, leading to a fee-entitlement approach to education exhibited by some students. This has also had a negative influence on how students approach their learning, leaning more towards a result driven focus with no room for development of discovery and exploration, a lack of curiosity-led learning motivation or an allowance for developing a love of learning. In the proposed workshop, Samantha will present a case study and its outcomes of using a playful simulation that was developed to assist the delivery of a MSc Sports Science Module at Coventry University. Using problem-based learning and Curiology gamification principles, students were guided through an 11-week long simulation, that ended in a presentation-based assessment. Samantha will share how this work was developed, received and how this work has progressed. The second half of the session will be a hands-on workshop, as participants are invited to develop plans for their own Curiology-led simulations to take forward.

27 February – 14:00 – 16:00 - Resources ‘hack’ – colleagues can bring along any resources they are working on and get feedback for further development.

11 June 12:00 – 14:00- Pedagogic research – designing small research projects into the use of simulations in the classroom and how these can be funded.

Further details of each session will be available soon.

Event information:
  Date & Time Available to Availability  
    27/02/2020 14:00 - 16:00 Academic Staff, Professional Services Staff, PGR Student, PGT Student, GTA Available Request place
    11/06/2020 12:00 - 14:00 Academic Staff, Professional Services Staff, PGR Student, PGT Student, GTA Available Request place
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