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Exploring the use of simulation as a form of learning and assessment: National and international perspectives

April 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Simulation is a form of experiential learning, which through the creation of new experiences facilitates students’ active engagement in the issues under study.  Based on the insights from academics from Sligo IT, University College Dublin and the University of Antwerp, this two hour workshop will consider the potential of this form of pedagogy as an effective learning and assessment approach.

Speakers and their presentation include:

  • Dr Martha Doyle and Dr John Pender, Department of Social Science, Institute of Technology Sligo

‘Utilising simulation as a form of learning and assessment: Lecturers’ and students’ reflections’


  • Assistant Professor Matt Glowatz, Centre for the Future of Learning, University College Dublin

‘Creating Innovative Learning Spaces for the 21st Century – Utilising online simulations for better student engagement’



  • Professor Peter Bursens, Department of Political Science in University of Antwerp ‘The challenge of setting up simulations and assessing students. Insights from EuroSim’


Participants in this workshop will leave with an enhanced insight into the applicability of this mode of teaching and the practical tools required to use simulation in their own practice.


Light refreshments will provided.


Dr. Martha Doyle