I use this blog to reflect and distill my thinking about simulations and games for learning. I look for ready to use resources to quickly create active learning experiences that engage and inform. I also share, news, ideas, and just for fun.


Experience The Tragedy of the Commons

The Fisheries Management Simulation Game is an adaptation of the classic computer supported classroom simulation Fishbanks Ltd. developed by Dennis Meadows in the 1970's. The simulation demonstrates the classic tragedy of the commons dilemma played out in fishing in New England. The broader context is sustainable use of environmental resources. The game provides a clear demonstration of the conflicting  pressures involved in sustainable choices.

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