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Unformatted Document Text:  consequential ramifications of a workplace. However, VTI ensures that all the students experience the mental and physiological responses to the real-world workplace by placing them in a virtual stress situation, with total engagement and immersion, in a complex issue with no easy or straightforward solution, that is occurring in the parallel real world. East-West Diplomacy has now been deployed for three years in the September semester. Students who have not yet reached the latter stages of their degree, and where they are advised to undertake this class, constantly seek affirmation that East-West Diplomacy will remain in the teaching schedule. Those students who have successfully completed the class often request that VTI become standard methodology in all diplomacy subjects. The former request is far more achievable than the latter. VTI is a sound and practical teaching methodology; however its value is in being part of a suite of teaching methodologies that ensure the learning capacity of all students is taken into account. Not all students are comfortable with the public form of learning in VTI, and those students do tend to self-select out of East-West Diplomacy. As a result, the teaching staff needs to ensure there are more traditional teaching classes on offer for all students to benefit from. Diplomacy and International Relations studies at Bond University do ensure all the learning styles of students are catered for, while offering all students the opportunity to learn in the most effective methodology for themselves. To be sure, the most telling accolades for VTI have come from now graduated students. Regardless of their chosen career, almost all have sent emails of thanks for the preparation VTI gave them in professionalism 1 . Some of these graduates have joined the diplomatic service of Australia and other nations, and they have commented on how life-like the VTI experience was – even working with non-official documents, the psychological effect of VTI mirrors that of the real-world. As educators, I believe the reward is in preparing students psychologically with appropriate content and skills to represent themselves well in their chosen careers. VTI is one strategy to assist that process. 1 As an aside, but tellingly, almost without exception they also comment on how following the 6-Party Talks has become part of the news and current affairs habit.

Authors: Cullen, Anne.
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consequential ramifications of a workplace. However, VTI ensures that all the
students experience the mental and physiological responses to the real-world
workplace by placing them in a virtual stress situation, with total engagement and
immersion, in a complex issue with no easy or straightforward solution, that is
occurring in the parallel real world.
East-West Diplomacy has now been deployed for three years in the September
semester. Students who have not yet reached the latter stages of their degree, and
where they are advised to undertake this class, constantly seek affirmation that East-
West Diplomacy will remain in the teaching schedule. Those students who have
successfully completed the class often request that VTI become standard methodology
in all diplomacy subjects. The former request is far more achievable than the latter.
VTI is a sound and practical teaching methodology; however its value is in being part
of a suite of teaching methodologies that ensure the learning capacity of all students is
taken into account. Not all students are comfortable with the public form of learning
in VTI, and those students do tend to self-select out of East-West Diplomacy. As a
result, the teaching staff needs to ensure there are more traditional teaching classes on
offer for all students to benefit from. Diplomacy and International Relations studies
at Bond University do ensure all the learning styles of students are catered for, while
offering all students the opportunity to learn in the most effective methodology for
themselves.
To be sure, the most telling accolades for VTI have come from now graduated
students. Regardless of their chosen career, almost all have sent emails of thanks for
the preparation VTI gave them in professionalism
. Some of these graduates have
joined the diplomatic service of Australia and other nations, and they have
commented on how life-like the VTI experience was – even working with non-official
documents, the psychological effect of VTI mirrors that of the real-world. As
educators, I believe the reward is in preparing students psychologically with
appropriate content and skills to represent themselves well in their chosen careers.
VTI is one strategy to assist that process.
1
As an aside, but tellingly, almost without exception they also comment on how following the 6-Party
Talks has become part of the news and current affairs habit.


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