Education Overview

Proven experiential business learning resource

Experiential business learning resource
SimVenture Classic is used widely in education

Through both research and practice, SimVenture Classic is a proven experiential business learning resource within education.

Supporting many courses in universities, colleges and schools (where entrepreneurship, enterprise, business and/or employability skills are taught) the small business simulation provides a powerful platform for sustained practical & applied work.

How the simulation engages students

From the outset, students are active learners and and are allowed to think organically which means subjects connect in a relevant context. As a result, understanding of the subject accelerates and peoples’ motivation to want to learn about their start-up business increases.

By making decisions and dealing with consequences, students engage with all the features within the authentic simulated world provided by the software. At the same time, teachers and tutors can stand back and facilitate learning as and where required. Such a dynamic makes teaching interactions far more efficient, effective and enjoyable.

Designed for excellent education

SimVenture Classic is a phenomenal piece of software and has been an amazing addition to our syllabus.

Campbell Smith – Bishops College, Cape Town, South Africa

Known for their work on ’21st Century Skills’, Trilling and Fadel wrote about ‘effective learning’ in the Royal Society of Arts Journal in 2012. All the key criteria that the authors claimed underpinned effective learning in their report are met by SimVenture Classic. The criteria are summarised below:

Key criteria underpinning effective learning

• Putting learning in context so that students benefit from studying in an authentic environment where knowledge is applied meaningfully.
• Engaging students in their work, motivating them to solve problems and find answers individually, collaboratively and within a wider social community.
• Facilitating the construction of mental models that simultaneously develop new perspectives.
• Incorporating words, sounds and images as well as a flexible hands-on approach to learning, which appeals to all learning styles.

* Trilling, Fadel.”Tactics for Success” RSA Journal. Summer 2012. p14

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