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international relations Sim
The most innovative digital IR teaching tool in the world.
Immerse your students in addictive online worlds that demonstrate course concepts, create intense engagement and save you time!
Statecraft IR is compatible with small classes under 20 students and for large classes up to 600 students. It’s an exciting and effective way to create an active learning experience in your course; plus you can use it 100% online to bring your remote class to life!
Statecraft Simulations are used in 15 countries at over 300 universities
Uplevel Your Course
Create immersive digital worlds where students experience world leadership
When students sign up for the Statecraft IR Simulation they’ll start by taking a Foreign Attitude Survey so that the system can group them into a country with other likeminded classmates.
During turn zero they’ll configure they’ll personalize their country by choosing a name, their regime type and country attributes like “Green” or “Scientific” which will affect their country abilities and government constraints. They also decide on individual roles like President or Secretary of State and begin strategizing together.
The objective of the game is to gather as many points as possible and cultivate the most impressive country the world has ever seen!
Statecraft creates situations were students are experiencing course concepts on a personal level. They’ll have questions about things like the security dilemma or the collective action problem in the Simulation that can become prime teachable moments.
Regardless of their world ranking every student will grapple first-hand the complex mix of international and domestic pressures that world leaders face, finishing with a much deeper understanding of International Relations.
"allowed my students to better understand abstract concepts"
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Leverage innovative technology to teach course concepts
Students are digital natives who love games!
We hear stories of student Simulation fanatics from many customers; this teaching tool is 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 real-life applicable skills such as leadership, strategy and critical thinking.
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.
"elevates engagement in the classroom"
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LEARNING OUTCOMES YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN USING the STATECRAFT IR simulation
Knowledge acquisition, construction, integration and application
Practical competence in real-life applicable skills
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 multimethod research design John Linantud & Joanna Kaftan concluded that Statecraft produced positive results on academic honesty. They also noticed that students are so engaged and interested in the simulations that they actually want to share their personal experiences in assignments. Students even feel increased confidence in their ability to complete assignments and to succeed in the class.
Every Simulation scenario is unique
Expect Amazing Results
"instructors enjoy Statecraft as much as thier students"
out of 5 stars
Instructors rated Statecraft Customer Service 4.56 of 5 stars in the 2019 User Survey
Excellent Customer Support
Costs much less than a textbook
Work with experienced, world-renowned Simulation fanatics
At Statecraft we’re Simulation fanatics who have been building, playing and optimizing these Simulations for 10+ years. Over that time we’ve facilitated the success of over 2,400 course simulations immersing more than 78,000 students in the art of government and diplomacy. Statecraft simulations are now used in 15 countries at over 300 universities!
Student success stories fuel us and keep us enthusiastic! To promote learning for all, we founded the Statecraft LeaderMaker Program to donate simulations to K-12 classes in under-served communities. Read more about the LeaderMaker Program >>>
Get started today to experience how Statecraft brings International Relations to life in your course!
You can sign up online now to get started immediately or book your personal demo! We’ll give you a complete product tour, answer all of your questions and help you configure your first Statecraft IR Simulation.
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