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Benfits of using games


Hello fellow members,

I am putting together a practical session that exposes the benefits of using games to build rapport, trust and enhance communication.

Does anyone have any information on this topic that they can share with me?

Antoinette Elaro

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  1. Value of games
    Hi Antoinette

    Benefits of games – this depends on the nature of the game and the context in which you are looking to use the game.

    What type of games did you have in mind? Are simulations, roleplays games? or are you thinking about card & board games? Training exercises?

    Rapport can best be built in my experience through simulations or roleplay – although many people do not like roleplay.

    Training exercises can be a valuable tool as they get the group engaged in an activity – their mind is taken away from a classroom into a ‘real activity’ and generally they will behave more naturally. This provides an opportunity to reflect on actions and ‘see what has been talked about’

    The more engaged peiople are the more they are likley to take learning away.

    An effective debrief at the end of an exercise IS the learning so ensure it is focused on what it is you want the group to take from the experience.

    Additionally there are some interesting resourses on trainersbase and over 700 discussion items on UKHRD free to use but you will need to be a member to access these.
    There are alo sereral books that might be of value including “games trainers play”

    Give us a little more detail/ your thoughts on what consitutes a game & I will see if I can be of more help


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