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Simulating the European Parliament with a deck of cards, and other bright ideas

As I noted last week, the research project I’m involved with – INOTLES – is moving into its next phase, with a meeting in Brussels. 707 more words

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Teaching simulation design - part 73(ish)

Previously on this blog, I have discussed the issues involved in teaching simulations to other teachers. The uniqueness of each and every simulation couples with the uniqueness of each teacher’s needs to produce a situation where conventional teaching would seem to be rather inadequate. 416 more words


Where do benchmarks come from?

Last week I spent an afternoon in London, taking part in a meeting of the QAA’s benchmark review group for Politics and IR. And it is was lot more fun than I’ve made it sound. 497 more words

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