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Here are some references to share with participants in the March 17th session "Learning by Doing." Any suggestions to expand or revise this list? Please add them as "answers" to this posting.

Here's the draft list of resources:


Activities Used in Session


This cleverly designed game permits participants to experience the feelings of being new or foreign and not understanding the culture of the organization/group/country through the use of a card tournament. An appeal of this game is that does not require players to behave in strange ways which may cause reluctance to participate.

Available from Intercultural Press, Box 700, Yarmouth, ME 04096

Living in A Global Age

A highly motivating way to engage participants in the activities and issues of the global marketplace, completion of the task requires strategizing and negotiating with other countries. A variety of topics may be explored, such as energy shortages, international crises, relationships between rich and poor nations, foreign diplomacy, interdependence, cross-cultural communication, and global systems.

Available from Stanford Program on International and Cross-cultural Education (SPICE), Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford, California 94305-5013. Tel: (415) 723-1114.


Recommended Sources

Intercultural Sourcebook: Cross-Cultural Training Methods. Sandra Fowler, Editor. 1995. Intercultural Press. Chapter on Simulations with discussion of technique and description of four major simulations.

Intercultural Press, Box 700, Yarmouth, ME 04096. Tel: (207) 846-5168.

North American Simulation and Gaming Association, P.O. box 78636, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Journal: Simulation and Gaming: An International Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research.

Simile II, Box 910, Del Mar, CA 92014. Tel: (619) 755-0272.

Thiagi GameLetter. Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-1342. Tel: (888) 378-2537.

-- Michael Berney (, February 28, 2000


Do you want to add University Associates?

-- Judee Blohm (, February 28, 2000.

One of my favorite gaming references is Leadership Training through Gaming: power, people & problem solving, by Elizabeth M. Christopher and Larry E. Smith (New York: Nichols Publishing Co., 1990). I had the opportunity to meet Liz Christopher at the International Simulation and Gaming Association conference in Durham, New Hampshire, back in the late 1980s and was truly impressed with her work. Since that time I have used her versions of the World Bank game, Digicon, Think of a Cube, and others with all manner of training audiences, to great effect.

-- Michael Berney (, February 28, 2000.

Re: adding University Associates, I believe their material is now published by Pfeiffer & Company, and I believe they may have merged with or been acquired by the Jossey-Bass publishing house. How's this for a reference:

Experiential Learning Activities Library Collection (Pfeiffer & Company). Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 350 Sansome Street, 5th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. Tel: (800) 274-4434; Fax: (800) 569-0443.

Also, for Intercultural Press, I'd add their toll-free number, fax, e- mail and website, as follows:

Intercultural Press, Box 700, Yarmouth, ME 04096. Tel: (800) 370-2665 or (207) 846-5168; Fax: (207) 846-5181; e-mail:; website:

-- Michael Berney (, February 28, 2000.

Michael: Suggest you add all of your noted resources. Also, any updated info, including fax, email, and websites should be added wherever we know them. I didn't have them, as you could see. Judee

-- Judee Blohm (, February 29, 2000.

Michael: I received a snail mail list of resources from Larry but none of them directly relate to this list. His description of the ice breaker, I suggest, we hand out in the session after we do it. Since this is due today, perhaps you can just remove the reference to Mousetraps in the first section, make our additions and corrections above, add our names for reference, and call this one done. Given that it is quite a limited list and we hope to add other ideas from the participants maybe we could title it an "Unfinished" list of resources, or something like that.

-- Judee Blohm (, March 03, 2000.

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