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Learning Exercise

Material: AidGame
Submitted by: Tamara Nezhina on Feb 03, 2010
Date Last Modified: Feb 03, 2010
Title: Professor
Description: Students will work in a computer lab in class. They will play for half an hour with the simulation individually. After the play is finished, we will discuss results in class for 30 minutes. Please suggest the learning exercises I may ask them to do.
Type of Task: Core Activity, Individual, Student-centered, Supervised
Time Required one hour
Topics: Ethics of International Aid
Course: Leadership Ethics
Audience: Graduate School
Prerequisites Skills: Computer and internet user
Learning Objectives: To understand how our decisions about international help may create unforeseen results. To appreciate the importance of awareness of cultural differences in decision-making.
Technical Notes: Do I need to ask all students to sign up to be Merlot member to play the simulation game? what are the alternative ways?
Text of Learning Exercise: Please read the Aid Game instructions to play the game. Write down and number your choices and the consequences as different case scenarios (you may limit it to three scenarios). Discuss in class, which of these scenarios you consider be more ethical and explain why.
Assessment: In class discussion participation is worth four points.
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