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Undead Pedagogy: How a Zombie Simulation Can Contribute to Teaching International Relations

Horn, L., Rubin, O. and Schouenborg, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-2660-3403 (2016). Undead Pedagogy: How a Zombie Simulation Can Contribute to Teaching International Relations. International Studies Perspectives, 17(2), pp. 187-201. doi: 10.1111/insp.12103

Abstract

A global zombie outbreak constitutes a hypothetical event in world politics that could likely lead to the collapse of civilization. At the same time, the very threat of such a global catastrophe offers a unique experimental terrain on which to investigate various possible changes and developments in human interaction in social, economic, and political processes. In this article, we discuss our experience with using a global zombie outbreak-based simulation in International Relations teaching and our attempt at measuring the learning outcomes, taking our point of departure in the existing literature on active learning. Following an outline of the objectives, setup, and parameters of the simulation, we evaluate the results of the survey we conducted of the student participants and discuss the learning outcomes discerned.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in International Studies Perspectives following peer review. The version of record Laura Horn, Olivier Rubin, Laust Schouenborg, Undead Pedagogy: How a Zombie Simulation Can Contribute to Teaching International Relations , International Studies Perspectives, Volume 17, Issue 2, May 2016, Pages 187–201, is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1111/insp.12103
Publisher Keywords: zombies, teaching, simulation
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > International Politics
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 14:37
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/23744
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