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Model United Nations and Experiential Learning: An Assessment of Changes in Knowledge and Attitudes

By David K. Jesuit and Brian Endless

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Despite the popularity of Model United Nations, no effort has been made to directly assess student learning since 1984. Accordingly, we developed and administered a pre- and post-conference survey to participants in the 2007 American Model United Nations (AMUN). We assessed whether participating in the simulation affected students’ general knowledge of the UN; their attitudes towards the UN and the most important member states; and their understanding of diplomatic strategies. We find that first-time participants increased their general knowledge, developed a more realist orientation towards international relations, and placed more emphasis on the importance of individual agency in world affairs

Topics: international relations, Model United Nations, realism, simulations, student assessment, Education (General), L7-991, Social Sciences, H
Publisher: Journal of Social Studies Education Research
Year: 2018
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:87a3f268aa034581a458c5054b76752d
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