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EIGHT epic statecraft products:
International Relations: IR Simulation
International Relations: IR Lite Simulation
International Security: IS Simulation
International Organizations: IO Simulation
U.S. Government Simulation
U.S. Government Lite Simulation
U.S. Foreign Policy Simulation
Model United Nations: MUN Digital Assistant
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At Statecraft, we’re passionate about making learning fun. We’ve been immersing students in the art of government and diplomacy for the past 10 years and have helped instructors facilitate unforgettable classes for thousands of students all over the world!
"IT ILLUSTRATED SO MANY OF THE CONCEPTS"I first used the IR Statecraft during a summer International Relations course. It was a great way to utilize some of the time out of an almost 3 hour long, 5 day a week course. The students were able to figure out the game easily. It illustrated for them so many of the concepts that we were reading about and discussing in class. And (most importantly) it was easy for me to set up, run, and keep track of. I’ve used Statecraft in every Intro to IR course, and Intro to International Security course I’ve taught since.
When I started teaching American Government classes, I immediately sought out some sort of simulation game for my students to play. I tried one or two other games before Statecraft came out with it’s American Government Sim. The other games were unwieldy and required a LOT of work on my part to set up and run the simulation. And students just didn’t get engaged. When I found out that Statecraft was working on an American Government Sim, I was so excited, I signed my next course up to beta test it! The American Government Sim has all the important hallmarks of the IR Sim. It’s easy for me to set up, run and keep track of. Students can get VERY invested in the game. And it helps illustrate things like separation of powers, checks and balances, and other important concepts that we discuss in class. Most importantly for me, the American Government Sim doesn’t go easy on the students. They come out of it realizing just how difficult it must be for our leaders in government, the media, and interest groups to do their jobs, and how competing interests can make what seems like a simple decision, much more complicated.
I 100% recommend the Statecraft sims to IR and American Government teachers and professors!
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Students are digital natives who love games!
We hear stories of student simulation fanatics from many customers; these teaching tools are fun for both students and professors. Students are immediately hooked by the game-like play and then they are challenged by a sophisticated program that teaches not only course concepts but also career skills such as leadership, strategy and critical thinking.
Easily create an unforgettable, dynamic online or HyFlex class
Statecraft products have always been all-digital tools that work beautifully for both 100% online, in-person and hybrid classes. This is a great choice for you if you’ve recently moved a class online and need an easy, effective way to spark student interest, create engagement and foster participation.
A Statecraft Simulation is also a great choice if you’re unsure of what your class format will be next semester: these simulations will easily transition with you whether your class is all-online, in-person or a HyFlex blend. You can enjoy peace of mind confidently knowing you’re set with an awesome instructor tool that works great for any class format and will help you pivot quickly if plans change.
Reasons Statecraft products work so well in online classes
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Engage students for successful, effective classes
Using a digital simulation allows you to demonstrate course concepts in an active learning environment. Students experience global politics on a personal level so they understand and absorb your course material much better.
True teaching & learning opportunities
Often students start with great strategic plans but lack the diplomacy to implement them. They may have errors like bad planning, not thinking through the reactions of others or poor communication. These failures are the true teaching and learning opportunities; as humans we often absorb lessons best when we get something wrong and experience the pain of failure. Fortunately, students can still succeed in the class even if they don’t “win” in the simulation.
Lessons are applicable to real life situations
Students have more than enough resources and opportunities during the game play to make mistakes, learn from them and ultimately succeed in the simulation and class. That gives them a chance to learn important life lessons in a low-stakes environment and later apply their experience to truly important situations like the workplace.
Know student work is authentic; Statecraft Simulations promote academic honesty
The unique nature of Statecraft Simulations means every class is one-of-a-kind and that makes assignments plagiarism-resistant. It’s practically impossible to outsource an assignment that requires students to reference their personal experience, unique class situation and the simulation innerworkings; that’s knowledge only they have!
In the recent 2019 scholarly article The Statecraft Effect: Assessment, Attitudes, and Academic Honesty, through a multimethod research design John Linantud & Joanna Kaftan concluded that Statecraft had a positive effect on academic honesty. They also noticed that students were so engaged and interested in the simulations that they actually wanted to share their personal experiences in assignments. Students even felt increased confidence in their ability to complete assignments and to succeed in the class.
Every Simulation scenario is unique
"INSTRUCTORS ENJOY STATECRAFT AS MUCH AS THEIR STUDENTS"Statecraft is an engaging International Relations simulation that allows students to acquire personal experiences, which I have found helps them better relate to and understand complex concepts, such as nuclear deterrence, balancing power, and fostering cooperation though organizations. The number one complaint I hear from other professors about simulations, is the amount of work required on their part. Not Statecraft! This is a self-contained simulation that instructors enjoy as much as their students.
"AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY CLASSROOM TOOLKIT"I have used Statecraft for over 3 years now and have been amazed at the way it elevates engagement in the classroom. The competitive element raises new and challenging concepts for my students. Media reports, readings or lecture may occasionally bring life to international politics. This tool allows me to ride the wave of their enthusiasm when they have a ready reference point for IR concepts and dynamics. I will continue to use Statecraft as an important part of my classroom toolkit.
"STATECRAFT CAN ENGAGE STUDENTS IN A WAY LECTURE DOESN'T"When you think about the different levels of learning, when a student can apply their knowledge or when a student is experiencing an activity which then the textbook learning helps illustrate that really reinforces what they’re learning. Statecraft can engage students in a way lecture doesn’t. I recall having some pretty good feedback overall from the students in the class I used it in so I’d like to continue using it as much as I can.
LEARNING OUTCOMES YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN USING STATECRAFT simulations
Knowledge acquisition, construction, integration and application
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"A GREAT TEACHING TOOL"I use Statecraft whenever I teach the Introduction to International Relations course. Statecraft has been a great teaching tool to reiterate important concepts from the text that makes the learning experience enjoyable for students. It enables greater interaction in the classroom and generates interesting debates on competing domestic and foreign policy goals. Students come away with a better understanding of the complexities and challenges of policy making. It is a very useful active learning tool that students can benefit from tremendously.
"A REMARKABLY RICH SIMULATION"Statecraft accomplishes the difficult feat of simultaneously engaging student interest and exemplifying important principles of international relations theory. It provides a remarkably rich simulation of world politics that practically runs itself with no need for time-consuming instructor intervention, while still allowing teachers of more specialized courses ample opportunity for customization. I recommend Statecraft without reservation to all instructors of undergraduate international relations.
"AN EXCELLENT ADDITION TO MY CLASS"Statecraft was an excellent addition to my international relations course. The simulation ended up appealing to every student in the course, including students from seemingly unrelated majors and backgrounds. It seemed to teach itself and the intuitive interface meant that the class was able to get involved very quickly and easily. I plan on using Statecraft each time I teach International Relations.
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As a company, we are passionate about student success! Our mission is to engage students in social science topics in a way that ignites their curiosity, excitement for learning, and social skills regardless of their learning styles or socio-economic disadvantages. In the spirit of this mission, we founded the Statecraft Project LeaderMaker, which donates simulations to low-income high schools. Contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a project or collaboration!
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