Another experiment with my HSC Economics class.
On the drive to school I had an idea for a ProtectionismGame:
I had to remove two of the fours from the selection of cards due to absent students but overall it went well. The students were happy to work in their random pairs and they prepared their arguments well. Other than the Lego cars (which I unfortunately forgot to photograph) I had some sugar sachets and fake money as props.
The negotiation role plays went well. I believe the students will remember the ones they had to prepare and deliver but there was an issue with them following other negotiations occurring.
At the end we did a debrief and went through the graphs that relate to subsidies, tariffs and quotas. I think the best value they gained from the game was experiencing the different perspectives of the players involved and thus also having some idea of how FTAs are negotiated.
I’m counting this one as a success.