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Teaching American Political Institutions Using Role-playing Simulations
Unformatted Document Text:  30 Senate simulation, that simulations can be effective at helping students retain long-term knowledge about the institutions being studied. REFERENCES Asal, Victor, and Elizabeth L. Blake. 2006. "Creating Simulations for Political Science Education." Journal of Political Science Education 2 (January): 1-18. Baranowski, Michael. 2006. "Single Session Simulations: The Effectiveness of Short Congressional Simulations in Introductory American Government Classes." Journal of Political Science Education 2 (January): 33-49. Ciliotta-Rubery, Andrea, and Dena Levy. 2000. "Congressional Committee Simulation: An Active Learning Experiment." PS: Political Science and Politics 33 (December): 847-851. Cyert, Richard M., and James G. March. 1964. A Behavioral Theory of the Firm. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. Davis, Barbara. 2001. "Learning Styles and Preferences." In Tools for Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. DiMaggio, Paul J., and Walter W. Powell. 1983. "The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields." American Sociological Review 48 (April): 147-160. Endersby, James W., and David J. Webber. 1995. "Iron Triangle Simulation: A Role-Playing Game for Undergraduates in Congress, Interest Groups, and Public Policy Classes." PS: Political Science and Politics 28 (September): 520-523. Fenno, Richard F. 1995 [1973]. Congressmen in Committees. Berkeley, Calif.: Institute of Governmental Studies Press. Fiorina, Morris P., Paul E. Peterson, Bertram Johnson, and D. Stephen Voss. 2005. The New American Democracy. 4th ed. New York: Pearson Longman. Frederking, Brian. 2005. "Simulations and Student Learning." Journal of Political Science Education 1 (September): 385-393. Hart, John. 1995. The Presidential Branch: From Washington to Clinton. 2nd ed. Chatham, N.J.: Chatham House. Kinsella, Kate. 1995. "Perceptual Learning Preferences Survey." In Learning Styles in the Esl/Efl Classroom, ed. J. Reid. Boston: Heinle & Heinle. Lay, J. Celeste, and Kathleen J. Smarick. 2006. "Simulating a Senate Office: The Impact on Student Knowledge and Attitudes." Journal of Political Science Education 2 (August): 131-146. Schickler, Eric. 2001. Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congress. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Simon, Herbert A. 1997. Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision-Making Processes in Administrative Organizations. 4th ed. New York: Free Press. Smith, Elizabeth T., and Mark A. Boyer. 1996. "Designing in-Class Simulations." PS: Political Science and Politics 29 (December): 690-694.

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Senate simulation, that simulations can be effective at helping students retain long-term
knowledge about the institutions being studied.
REFERENCES

Asal, Victor, and Elizabeth L. Blake. 2006. "Creating Simulations for Political Science
Education." Journal of Political Science Education 2 (January): 1-18.
Baranowski, Michael. 2006. "Single Session Simulations: The Effectiveness of Short
Congressional Simulations in Introductory American Government Classes." Journal of
Political Science Education
2 (January): 33-49.
Ciliotta-Rubery, Andrea, and Dena Levy. 2000. "Congressional Committee Simulation: An
Active Learning Experiment." PS: Political Science and Politics 33 (December): 847-
851.
Cyert, Richard M., and James G. March. 1964. A Behavioral Theory of the Firm. Englewood
Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.
Davis, Barbara. 2001. "Learning Styles and Preferences." In Tools for Teaching. San Francisco:
Jossey-Bass.
DiMaggio, Paul J., and Walter W. Powell. 1983. "The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional
Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields." American Sociological
Review
48 (April): 147-160.
Endersby, James W., and David J. Webber. 1995. "Iron Triangle Simulation: A Role-Playing
Game for Undergraduates in Congress, Interest Groups, and Public Policy Classes." PS:
Political Science and Politics
28 (September): 520-523.
Fenno, Richard F. 1995 [1973]. Congressmen in Committees. Berkeley, Calif.: Institute of
Governmental Studies Press.
Fiorina, Morris P., Paul E. Peterson, Bertram Johnson, and D. Stephen Voss. 2005. The New
American Democracy. 4th ed. New York: Pearson Longman.
Frederking, Brian. 2005. "Simulations and Student Learning." Journal of Political Science
Education 1 (September): 385-393.
Hart, John. 1995. The Presidential Branch: From Washington to Clinton. 2nd ed. Chatham, N.J.:
Chatham House.
Kinsella, Kate. 1995. "Perceptual Learning Preferences Survey." In Learning Styles in the Esl/Efl
Classroom, ed. J. Reid. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
Lay, J. Celeste, and Kathleen J. Smarick. 2006. "Simulating a Senate Office: The Impact on
Student Knowledge and Attitudes." Journal of Political Science Education 2 (August):
131-146.
Schickler, Eric. 2001. Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the
U.S. Congress. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Simon, Herbert A. 1997. Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision-Making Processes in
Administrative Organizations. 4th ed. New York: Free Press.
Smith, Elizabeth T., and Mark A. Boyer. 1996. "Designing in-Class Simulations." PS: Political
Science and Politics 29 (December): 690-694.


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