The role of simulations in the authentic learning for national security policy development

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Research team

  • Dr Henrik Eijkman

Research summary

NSC Occasional Paper No 4 provides an evidence-based case and examples of practice that illustrate the use of authentic learning and simulations in postgraduate and on-campus learning environments, especially when applied national security policy education.

This report by Dr Henk Eijkman was been commissioned by National Security College o to examine the following areas:

  1. The place of authentic learning in postgraduate education.
  2. The methods used to simulate policy development and related activities like strategy planning in educational environments relevant to national security policy-making.
  3. Policy simulation methods that could enhance learning at the College and similar institutions, including teaching skills, technology and resource implications.
  4. The roles of technology in enhancing learning in policy development simulations.
  5. Ways to assess learning effectiveness through simulation.

This report presents the findings of a literature review alongside a set of selected examples of authentic and simulation-based learning.

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