Description of the Simulators
The simulators are three tools that we have developed for our model. Their main purpose was to push the children into different real life situations where they could experience their ethical reactions. Nevertheless the simulators are now a very useful tool not just for our model but also outside the model. The simulators have proved to be an incredible tool for doing an x-ray of children´s ethical behavior as well as creating the necessary conditions for children to reflect in their reactions, emotions and behavior allowing them afterwards to play the simulators as many time as necessary until they understand and change their ethical responses. The simulators are divided as follows:
Ecological Simulator - The children enter into an ecological ecosystem for a period of 30 virtual years divided in six sessions of 50 minutes each. The main objective is to see how during all this time they behave with others in critical situations created by themselves or by moral dilemmas posed by the simulator as well as managing to keep the environment healthy and alive. In this simulator critical situations are related to the most primitive aspects of our ethical development which are put to the test when we face life or death situations.
Social Simulator – In here the children arrive into a town where they have to live for 30 virtual years divided in six sessions of 50 minutes each. The town offers jobs and business to be opened, it offers flats for rent and houses for sale. The main objective here is to test how the children behave towards each other during the 30 years living together and how they will return the town after being there for such period of time. The entire moral or ethical situation that may arise will be produced by the children and resolved only by them.
Ideological Simulator – This simulator runs for three sessions of 50 minutes each. The simulator is an inter-galactic trip where each planet represents a different ideological stand. The ideological stands are; political, religious and philosophical. The children have to reach the center of the universe which is represented by a wisdom planet. The main objective of this simulator is to confront a child; on the one hand with different dogmatic ideas and see how he or she reacts and on the other hand with having to deal with the others since all of them have to reach the wisdom planet together. The critical ethical situations in this simulator have to do with the most refine site of our human development which is ideological.
A DVD per simulator that includes the following:
Manual of how to play the simulator in class, the manual describes each session in detail it also includes a virtual lesson and videos with examples of how to play it.
The material is in Spanish and English
If you want to know more about the simulators or you want to acquire them please contact us