If on the other hand you lean to the “Guide on the Side” approach it is equally important to recognize this. Are you committed to sometimes “messy” lesson structure? Are you tuned in enough to the dynamics of your class to grab the so-called discrepant event? Are you committed to using the simulation experience to catalyze discovery – constructivist learning?
These factors are of great value if your students are unfamiliar with simulation / role play’s expectations of them. (more…)