While discussing the schools and charities version of BaFa' BaFa' with Dr. Nadia Svirydzenka of De Montfort University we asked if it would be possible to hear about the setting in which she was thinking of using BaFa' BaFa', her goals for the class, and if she would be willing to send us any feedback from the participants. She kindly agreed. With permission of the participants this post is the information she furnished. This has only been slightly edited for formatting and punctuation. The Setting (As per Dr. Nadia Svirydzenka): The simulation was run with 3rd year students (final year) for [...]
If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. Pumping The Colors™ is an active, hands-on, team building/development simulation for a group (or groups) of five to ten participants. It challenges them to execute a complicated task under conditions that require them to perform as a team. Why Team Training Is Important Teams appear deceptively simple. All you do is get a group of people together, give them a task, and tell them to go at it. A fraction of the teams organized in this manner develop [...]
If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. The Professional version of BaFa' BaFa' is often used in cultural awareness, cultural competence and diversity training. Here is a deck which highlights the differences between using the BaFa' BaFa' simulation and board games or learning maps. We think you'll find it very helpful. We've converted it into a video for this page, contact us if you'd like us to send you the powerpoint file.
Visit the main page for the School and Charities version of BaFa' BaFa'for more detailed information. Summary of Conclusions and Insights from participants in the Schools and Charities version of BaFa' BaFa'. The Schools and Charities version of BaFa' BaFa' has been used by learning institutions all over the world to help people from different cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, races, disciplines, ethnic backgrounds, genders, and religions to create understanding, reduce conflict and to learn how to reap the rich rewards of realistic and thoughtful cooperation. While BaFa' BaFa' focuses on understanding different cultures, one can see by the way it has been [...]
If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. You can see the main Pumping The Colors page here. We think you’ll find it very helpful. Our Pumping The Colors simulation is a sophisticated full or half day team building program. Here is a deck which was originally put together as a promotional piece to better understand the overarching structure and benefits of the simulation. We think you'll find it very helpful. We've converted it into a video for this page, contact us if you'd like us [...]
If you are an external consultant or interested in re-selling this program please email or call us at 858 450-3400 for more details. The Professional Version of BaFa' BaFa' has been used thousands of times by organizations of all shapes and sizes to create awareness and move to action. Here is a partial list of the organizations. Visit our Professional Version of BaFa' BaFa' information page to learn more. 21st Signal Brigade 32nd Med Brigade - Ft Sam Houston 4th Judicial District Court 84th Training Command 89th Sustainment Brigade 9th Mission Support Command A. C. E. Limited Accenture AG [...]
It's been estimated that the Schools/Charities version of BaFa' BaFa' has been played by over a million people since it's inception. The most common use is to help students, parents, non-profit organizations and neighborhood groups in all kinds of programs and situations to work together more effectively. For uses by business and government agencies look at the Professional Version of BaFa' BaFa'. Scroll down to see a few of the organizations who've used BaFa' BaFa' (keep going there are a lot of names). 112th Street Elementary School 4-H Youth Programs 7th Transportation Group A.R. MacNeill Secondary School A.T. Still [...]
Garry Shirts developed the following schema to help him think more accurately about gaming and simulation activities. The basis of this classification system is three kinds of very different but related activities: simulations, games, contests.
Following are some guesses about the educational value of simulations. None of them is proved, but they are more than just idle hunches, since they were formulated by instructors and students with extensive experience in their use. These may help you to decide how you will use the technique and what the outcomes might be.
Game design is a very personal activity and that there are no right answers.