Scenario-based learning: an effective transformational tool for cultural diversity

Ireland, Lynette (2010) Scenario-based learning: an effective transformational tool for cultural diversity. In: Errington, Edward Peter, (ed.) Preparing Graduates for the Professions Using Scenario-Based Learning. Post Pressed, Mt Gravatt, QLD, Australia, pp. 177-187.

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Scenario Based Learning (SBL) is a methodology about fostering thinking and encouraging creation, cooperation and reflection towards discerning analyses of approaches and problems. SBL involves active participation. It situates learners in the act of 'doing'. SBL also sets students in social interactions to respond to scenario situations. But more than this, SBL is designed to engage learners to focus on specific objectives to produce results. Errington (2003, p.10) refers to this process as "purposeful engagement". In the instances cited in this Chapter, links to the intended outcomes are students becoming 'a potential graduate' or 'an intending professional'. Thinking is activated in all stages of the process through learner-centred activity and reflection. Reflection results from individual deliberations and group perspectives when reporting back to the class as a whole. The role of the educator is critical to this methodology. The overall discussion considers the 'how' and the 'why' of the context of the scenario itself. To Facione (1997), the educator must assist students" ... to learn how to learn ... " (p.94).

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