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Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Leadership in a Global World: Learning via a Web-based Simulation of Political and Economic Development
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, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States ; , Kamehameha Schools, United States

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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Kona, Hawaii, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

There is a great deal of interest in providing opportunities for today’s youth to be more culturally sensitive and more globally aware. To this end, this study examined the impact of a simulation of political and economic development on students’ understanding of the features and actions necessary to lead a successful country in a global, interconnected world. The purpose of the study was to assess the potential of simulated social studies content to prompt students to reflect on what it means to be successful locally and globally. Using a one-group pretest-posttest design, participants experienced an online simulation for seven 90-minute sessions. Comparing participants’ pre-simulation and post-simulation concept maps show quantitative and qualitative differences in their understanding of key concepts related to economic and political development. The implications for researchers and educators interested in using simulations in the classroom are discussed.

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Paek, S. & Hoffman, D.L. (2015). Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Leadership in a Global World: Learning via a Web-based Simulation of Political and Economic Development. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 891-896). Kona, Hawaii, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 24, 2020 from .

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