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:
- University of Nebraska – Bafa Bafa Game Immerses Marketing Students in Strange New World.
Chris Coey Project Blog – A Sacramento City School Blogs weblog – (excellent recount, analysis and discussion about their class experience with BaFa’ BaFa’).
- George School Global Service Program Overview – Extensive program overview and lesson plans.
- The Civic Education Project (CEP), an international non-profit organization, has supported grassroots efforts to reform higher education (very good description of how it’s been used and some take aways). Teaching and Learning Resources: BaFa-BaFa Game.
- Sonoma State University Debriefing from BaFa’ BaFa’ (excellent series of discussion questions pertaining to creating and communicating in a community setting).
- University of Wisconsin, Whitewater: Using Exercises and Simulations to Engage Students (basic description of BaFa’ BaFa’ and StarPower and why simulations such as these are helpful to students).
- Cagli Crescendo, by Mandi Lindner: Bafa Bafa: Teaching cross-cultural transitions since 1977 (general description of his experience as a participant in BaFa’ BaFa’ as part of preparing to travel abroad).
- Debwewin project website: anti-racism initiative for Northern Ontario: What is BaFa’BaFa’? (general overview and outcomes of using BaFa’ BaFa’ in the classroom).
- Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) – University of Minnesota: Culture Learning: Simulations & Exercises list and descriptions of effective simulations including BaFa’ BaFa’, StarPower, Where do You Draw the Line and Guns or Butter.
- American Sociological Association (ASA) – Introsocsite: Introductions to Sociology: Lesson Plan BaFa’ BaFa’, curriculum for an advanced high school sociology course that could also serve as a model for introductory sociology courses in colleges and universities.
- Civic Education Project – Strengthening Democracy Through Education: Teaching & Learning Resources (BaFa’ BaFa’). Three papers detailing BaFa’ BaFa’, it’s learnings 1. A Beginners Guide to Running the BaFa’ BaFa’ Game. 2. Understanding BaFa’ BaFa’ significance – A Report of the Game. 3. We Love this Game: Another BaFa’ BaFa’ session at Telavi University.
- Missio Nexus Website – Intercultural Communication Resources – Connecting You With Mission Resources – Intercultural Communications. An extensive list of links of Intercultural games and exercises.
- The Collegio – Chicken soup for the cross-cultural soul by Valli Sridharan. Interesting and insightful quotes from the participants of BaFa’ BaFa’.
- Challenging Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding of the Intersection of Disability and Cultural Diversity by Janet and Chris Sauer, Journal of Praxis in Multicultural Education. Explores and evaluates a variety of learning activities used in teacher preparation, with intended outcome of developing students’ culturally responsive
teaching and supporting their understanding of the complexities involved with
the over representation of students of color in special education.
- Diversity Dimension Report University of Texas Brownsville. Explanation of goals and resources to encourage and embrace student diversity.
BaFa’ BaFa’ used with Medical Educators:
- The Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 2007 Vol 18 No 2: Integrating Cultural Competency Across The Curriculum, Howard Straker, MPH, PA-C; Susan LeLacheur, MPH, PA-C, George Washington University, PA Program, Washington DC. Excellent article about using BaFa’ BaFa’ to create cultural competency in the Physicians Assistants program.
- Consortium of Institutes of Higher Education in Health and Rehabilitation in Europe:
Cultural Awareness; Games and Simulation by Eileen Richardson (pdf). Good explanation of pros and cons of using simulations for teaching cultural awareness in the health care industry.
- Cultural Competency in Medical Education: A Guidebook for Schools (pdf). Published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A very extensive guidebook (45 pages) detailing strategies for creating cultural competencies in the medical field.
- Nursing Students’ Perceptions of a Simulation Game to Promote Cultural Sensitivity by Blackburn, Donna S., PhD, RN. Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation with interesting findings as to the effectiveness of using BaFa’ BaFa’ to teach nursing students. Virginia Henderson International Nursing e-Repository.