Join us on Friday, July 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 827 of the Office of Academic Innovation space in the Hatcher Graduate Library (8th floor of Hatcher South) for a meeting of the Simulations Community of Practice.
The Simulations Community of Practice is an interdisciplinary group of U-M staff and faculty who meet regularly to discuss the development and implementation of simulation-based teaching tools. Participants explore the benefits and challenges of simulation activities, as well as share experiences and resources.
During this meeting, participants will discuss the use of backward design for simulation activities. What learning goals/objectives are most aligned with simulation pedagogies? What kinds of simulation features or structures are effective in helping students achieve these learning outcomes? How do you evaluate student participation and achievement in a simulation?
Related to evaluation, participants will share ideas for debrief techniques and other opportunities for student and facilitator reflection after a simulation has been completed.
All instructors and staff who create and/or facilitate simulation activities for the classroom, or who are interested in doing so, are welcome to attend.