In previous work in this series, Ebner and Druckman have analyzed the widely assumed (but surprisingly unproven) benefits of role-plays, and concluded that students learn more from designing role-plays than from playing them out. Now, they take the logical next step — explicit assessment of students’ performance in simulation design. Ebner and Druckman have found it both valuable and practical to assess the concepts that students weave into the simulation instructions, the relationships constructed between them, the way the simulation design provides opportunities for integrative or distributive behavior, and the way it encourages particular communication behavior. While they find that "skill development" may be better demonstrated through participating in the role-plays resulting from the design exercise, assessment of the design phase itself proves particularly useful for increasing students’ understanding of negotiation concepts.
|Title of host publication||Assessing our students|
|Subtitle of host publication||assessing ourselves|
|Editors||Noam Ebner, James Coben, Christopher Honeyman|
|Place of Publication||Saint Paul, Minnesotta|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Name||Rethinking negotiating teaching series|