Case study: Scenario based learning for conflict simulation

The troubled state of Yorkania is in crisis; civil war has broken out and an humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding – can the member states of the UN security council respond to emerging events and ultimately bring peace? This is the scenario facing Masters students working in groups on the Department of Politics’s Dilemmas of Intervention module, designed by Dr Audra Mitchel and supported by PhD student Sydney Calkin.

The teaching approaches used in this module have evolved from earlier modules and are now being applied where appropriate to other modules in the dept at a variety of levels and could also be adopted by modules in other disciplines looking to allow students to “take abstract theoretical knowledge and apply it to real world events”

Click here for a brief case study on the Dilemmas of Intervention module, outlining how it was designed and delivered and what lessons have been learned.

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