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With so much interest in history classroom simulations these days, I thought people might be interested in a few social studies research articles.

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#sschat #historyed #historyeducation #socialstudies #edchat #k12chat
Essential reading: “Simulating Survival,” Simone Schweber’s 2003 article in Curriculum Inquiry in which she reports on a full semester of close observation of a teacher’s Holocaust simulation tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.111…
Schweber enters the classroom with significant reservations about these kinds of simulations. By the end of the study, she’s much more open to the possibilities they offer
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[Day1: Strategic SciComm Through Play]
Often times, when talking #SciComm #SciOut #PubEng #SciEng #SciEdu #SciArt, we spend a lot of discussions on the idea of play + joy + fun for target audiences.

As a practitioner, do use "play" to get better in your practice? If not, why?
Do opportunities & spaces to "PLAY" with your craft/skills in communicating #science even exist for you?

For academics, the lack of opportunity to learn+practice+play w/ public speaking significantly impacts careers, like favoritism of "charismatic ppl" to bad teaching habits.
In the #Arts + #SciArt, rehearsals + practice time is crucial in honing your craft.
In #MuseumEd & #projectdevelopment, there are stages for prototyping, focus grouping, beta-testing to "play".

In #Academia, prof dev workshops exist, but do you have a space for practice?
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