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Can You Beat Churchill?Teaching History through Simulations$
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Michael A. Barnhart

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781501755644

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501755644.001.0001

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The A.I.

The A.I.

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Can You Beat Churchill?

Michael A. Barnhart

Cornell University Press

This chapter concerns the role and purpose of the instructor. It uses the acronym A.I. as in “Almighty Instructor,” even though an ideal simulation would have its instructor act only as a largely passive observer. The chapter notes that it is entirely possible and even likely that the instructor need be little more than an observer. For the most part, most simulations do run themselves. But there are still things that require attention and, on occasion, intervention. The chapter then explicates a class session which allows students to reflect upon their simulation experiences once the game itself concludes. Student postmortems often provide not just a summary, but often the epitome, of student learning experiences.

Keywords:   simulation, simulation instructor, learning experiences, student learning

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