Teaching about terrorism through simulations

Mat Hardy, Sally Totman

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter in textbook/reference bookpeer-review


Creating positive learning outcomes regarding terrorism can be challenging. The
nature of the topic offers several obstacles to learner understanding, not least of
which is how to enable students to transcend their own cultural perspectives and
develop deeper and more objective insights regarding the groups and causes that
foster terrorism. Following an exploration of the growth in terrorism as an academic
subject and the challenges posed to teaching in this area, this chapter presents a
possible solution by describing an online role play exercise that has proven learning
results over more than 25 years of usage. This tool, grounded in an experiential
learning approach, can assist in easing some of the stresses faced by teachers and
institutions, while also offering deeper and more insightful discoveries for participants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching, learning, and leading with computer simulations
EditorsYufeng Qian
Place of PublicationPennsylvania, USA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781799800064
ISBN (Print)9781799800040, 9781799800057
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID)
ISSN (Print)2326-8905
ISSN (Electronic)2326-8913


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