Learning institutions all over the world have used our simulation BaFa' BaFa' to teach cultural awareness, diversity, cultural competency, and much more, and we'd like you to consider using it too. BaFa' BaFa' is used to help students, parents and neighborhood groups in all kinds of programs and situations work together more effectively. BaFa' BaFa' teaches cultural awareness and diversity in a safe and interesting way. Here's an Excerpt from BaFa' BaFa' Director's Guide: After the simulation portion of the program has ended the participants from the two cultures (Alpha and Beta) are brought together for discussion and analysis of the [...]
View the main page for the schools/charities version of BaFa' BaFa' here. There are countless ways organizations have used the Schools/Charities version of BaFa' BaFa' in business and educational settings. Here are a few links to relevant websites relating to using our simulations. We are just starting this resources so be sure to check back often. Please feel free to contact us if you'd like to have a link included. Index of Topics: BaFa' BaFa' - Schools & Charities Version BaFa' BaFa' used with Medical Educators BaFa' BaFa' - Schools & Charities Version Lesson Plan for NYU Intro to Sociology. [...]
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 [...]
Case Study: Professional BaFa’ BaFa’ – Building Cultural Competence: Tools to Foster More Productive Community Relations.
The workshop was very well received by the participants. They found BaFa’ BaFa’ to be relevant both to their work in the field and for staff training within the Agency. The overall feedback from conference organizers was very enthusiastic, 100% of the responses which were turned in came back as either very good (7%) or excellent (93%).
There are countless ways organizations have used our products in business and educational settings. Here are a few links to relevant websites relating to using our simulations. We are just starting this resources so be sure to check back often. Please feel free to contact us if you'd like to have a link included.
What happens in Pumping the Colors: How teams behave in a typical session, How Pumping The Colors was developed and how it has been used, and Why Pumping the Colors and similar type experiences help adults learn better than lecture, videos, computer based training and other techniques.
My focus in this talk is on organizations, businesses, volunteer groups, or any other group made up of people from different cultures for the purpose of creating common cause whether that is a product, a service, or a benefit for the community. To develop this skill a person needs to know and understand different cultures as well as know how to apply the basic principles of organizational development and leadership.
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.