Engaging world politics through simulations and games in a de-graded learning environment.
17 September 2013
Our first Glopo simulation of the year: Rushing River Cleanup
We're rounding out our Introduction to Game Theory in Year 1 of IB Global Politics. After spending a few days playing games, crafting payoff matrices, and otherwise dancing with some preliminary concepts in game theory, we had our first chance to play a day long simulation; Rushing River Cleanup. This is the second time students in IB Global Politics have participated in this scenario; the Year 2 folks played under the same basic rules back in May of 2013. While our debrief was again too short-mostly because our game play took up much of the class period-it was clear that the students made the connections between the concepts and ideas that we've been talking about in theory and their experiences in the simulation. You can see the complete photo array of today's activities here.