Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

ISAGA 2009

The 40th annual International Simulation and Gaming Association conference will be held 29 June – 3 July 2009, in Singapore. From their conference announcement:

We welcome contributions that report on research and practice in Simulation and Gaming, especially focusing on the bridging of learning pedagogies, information media and communication technologies that support gaming methodologies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,

  • Games and culture;
  • Gaming in communication and language learning;
  • Gaming in economics and business;
  • Gaming in military; healthcare and engineering;
  • Mixed and virtual reality;
  • Learning from entertainment game

Who should come? Everyone! At least everyone who likes, or plays, or designs, or runs, or writes about, or does research into, or simply thinks about, games, simulations, experiential learning exercises, and related methods. We welcome contributions that report on research, design, and practice in simulation and gaming, especially contributions that combine technology, methodology and content, that build bridges among learning pedagogies, information and communication technologies (ICT), and simulation and gaming methodologies. Participants at ISAGA conferences tend to prefer practical and research-oriented sessions. Although the focus will be on learning-by-doing and reflection-in-action, the conference will pay attention as well to methodological and theoretical questions.

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