Share Paper: Does a Simulation Game for Management in Health Science Elicit Learning? A Mixed Method Approach

  1. Susanna M Hanekom, North-West University, South Africa
  2. Chrisna Botha-Ravyse, Phasrec, North-West University and Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Tuesday, June 25 2:45 PM-3:15 PM Oud West

Abstract: The advantages, impact and effectiveness of game-based learning (GBL) should not be underestimated. Enjoyment for/in education should not be forgotten. Students (n=98) enrolled in a management module of which some (n=39) have other entry level business management modules. All participants started with the basics of the current module before the intervention took place. A business simulation game, Exman 3D: Management through example® was used to addresses two relating issues: (i) The effectiveness of the single player, business simulation role-playing game (RPG) in teaching of some core skills, and (ii) Perceptions of students of learning with a game. The convergent mixed ...