The Magic Circle: Principles of Gaming & Simulation
by J Klabbers (9789087900069)

The Magic Circle: Principles of Gaming & Simulation
J Klabbers
Release Date: 01 October 2006
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 400
Category: Education & Training
Publisher: Sense Publishers
ISBN: 9789087900069
ISBN-10: 9087900066

The purpose of this unique book is to present principles underlying the design and use of gaming and simulation. This frame-of-reference will enlighten the characteristics of particular games and simulations from a common perspective. The author pays less attention to instrumental reasoning than to methodological questions. The main reason for choosing this road is the lack of a robust methodology that underpins gaming and simulation methods. Gaming and simulation are more than methods and tools. They are firstly a way of thinking, and secondly, a method and a technique. In addition, the framework presented will help to grasp the interplay between forms of knowledge and knowledge content in connection with gaming. Interplay, which evolves through the action of the players. These notions are considered preconditions for raising epistemological questions in relation to the educational value of games and simulations. They will provide a proper context for addressing design science and analytical science approaches to artifact assessment and theory development and testing. Due to the high diversity of approaches which the field has to accommodate the author chooses an interdisciplinary and where appropriate meta-disciplinary approach.

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