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%).
If you have the time & enough players, this is the cross-cultural game of choice, bar none. I have run it dozens of times, often with Sandy Fowler, for such groups as teacher training days, the Foreign Service Institute for persons about to go abroad, university international centers, teenage retreats, persons form other countries coming into the US, race relations retreats, MBA orientations, etc.
Today, my goal is to give you some suggestions for creating a new school culture in which staff members, teachers and students feel safe, feel valued and have the opportunity to be as productive and creative as each person wants to be.