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Countering apathy by making the simulation real

Leonora Ritter
Charles Sturt University
Pol 101 is a compulsory politics subject for first semester students. Many of them do not see the point of politics. This simulation tutorial makes politics relevant to them and alerts them to many of the issues by engaging them in a political process that leads to a real decision about redistribution of a resource that I control and they want - marks to pass the subject.
Author: Dr Leonora Ritter, Senior Lecturer, Social Science and Liberal Studies, Charles Sturt University, NSW. lritter@csu.edu.au

Presentation format: Demonstration of teaching

Please cite as: Ritter, L. (2002). Countering apathy by making the simulation real. In Focusing on the Student. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 5-6 February 2002. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2002/abstracts/ritter-abs.html

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