Teaching Service Learning Using A Business Game Role-Play Simulation
A. Andrea Licari, Division on Administration and Economics, College of Professional Studies
Al Ovedovitz, Department of Information Systems/Decision Sciences, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
In order to give both service learning and management concepts a foundation so that young inexperienced college students can better understand how organizations function, we have used the teaching method of a business game project within a service learning setting. The role-play game provided a frame of reference with which the student could better comprehend the abstract management concepts needed in order to work in organizations today. The service learning arena helps bridge the gap between theory and application. The following study compares two educational treatments in order to teach management concepts: one using traditional lecture format and the other role-play simulation in a service learning setting.