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Design Your Own Games and Activities

  • Design Your Own Games and Activities
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The best way to learn is by doing. That's the secret behind the use of games and activities in learning. And far from being "child's play," games and activities can involve adults in learning like no other instructional design tool.

There are plenty of generic "game books" on the market intended for training and adult learning. However, This 400+ page book goes one step further: it actually shows facilitators how to design more than thirty different kinds of games - games that fit the circumstances perfectly and that can be designed in mere minutes.

How to Use This Book.
Introduction: Toward Serious Playfulness.
Part 1. Framegames.
1. Introduction to Framegames.
2. Structured Sharing.
3. Creativity Techniques.
4. Interactive Lectures.
5. Textra Games.
6. Item Processing.
7. Video Vitamins.
.8 Debriefing Games.
9. Card Games.
10. Board Games.
11. Matrix Games.
12. Paper-andPencil Games.
13. Instructional Puzzles.
14. Audio Games.
15. Telephone Games.
16. Game Shows.
17. E-Mail Games.
18. Improve Games.
19. Openers.
20. Closers.
Part 2. Simulation Games.
21. Introduction to Simulation Games.
22. Action Learning.
23. Reflective Teamwork Activities.
24. The Case Method.
25. Production Simulation.
26. Training Devices.
27. Metaphorical Simulation Games.
28. Interactive Storytelling.
29. Role Playing.
30. Cash Games.
31. PC Simulations.
32. Jolts.
Glossary of Interactive Strategies.
Activity Indexes.
Basic Books on Interactive Strategies.
Classified List of Books on Interactive Strategies.
The Best Resources on Interactive Strategies.
Websites on Interactive Strategies.
Companion Website on the Book.
About the Author.
How to Use the CD-ROM.

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