War and Peace: Managing Students Learning Experience In a Competitive Simulation Game


  • T. H. Ted Poon


One of the problems faced by teachers using competitive simulation in their classes is the initial negative reaction of the students. Students reject this approach not necessarily because it is not effective, but because of the difficulties they experience during the process. This project covered a two-part experiment focusing on the learning experiences of more than 200 university students. The results suggest that the students are troubled by problems of individual perception as well as intra and inter group conflicts. This paper discusses these problems and offers different administrative and pedagogical procedures to eliminate such obstacles.