Role Playing African Development: an International Comparison

Fox, R.C. and Assmo, P. and Kjellgren, H. (2007) Role Playing African Development: an International Comparison. In: Fourteenth International Conference on Learning, 26-29 June 2007, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Submitted)




The African Development Game is a role playing simulation developed to demonstrate the difficulties six African countries face in reaching the Millennium Development Goals. The game has been played in three different countries, South Africa, Sweden and Finland, to examine its utility as a learning tool for students who are unfamiliar both with the Millennium Development Goals and the problems of African development. Analysis of the games played in South Africa and Sweden. is based on a comparison of student reflections supplemented by participant observation and spreadsheet information of economic performances. Marked differences in the types of learning and success in repaying debt were observed between the two groups of students. They all commented, however, on the effectiveness of the role play as a learning tool

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Role playing, simulation, African Development Game, Millennium Development Goals, affective learning, curriculum development
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Geography
ID Code:741
Deposited By: Professor R.C. Fox
Deposited On:03 Jul 2007
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:18
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