Developing Immersive Simulations: The Potential of Theater in Teaching and Learning in Political Studies

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Innovative teachers of political science have frequently moved beyond the confines of conventional teaching formats to better engage students with the demands of the discipline. In particular, the use of simulations has been proposed as an alternative to passive, lecture-based techniques, and a growing literature examines their value and efficacy. This article contributes to the literature by describing the development of a simulation that draws on the principles of immersive theater in an attempt to maximize participation while encouraging students to think critically about political concepts and ideas.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
JournalPS: Political Science and Politics
Issue number1
Early online date3 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017