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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 285 | Submission: 16347 | Sponsor(s): (TTC, STR)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 11 2018 9:45AM - 11:15AM at Hyatt Regency Chicago in Plaza A
Ancient Games and Modern Wisdom: Fun (in)Fusion for Learning Effectiveness.
Fun While Learning

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Organizer: Krishna Priya Rolla, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada U.
Organizer: Sai Rolla, Kellton Tech
Organizer: Vishal Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Presenter: Devi Akella, Albany State U.
Presenter: Abhijeet Shelke, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada U.
Presenter: Narendra Kagita, Dhruva College of Management
Games have been long recognized as an important tool for organizations to teach their employees the art of strategic thinking and (subsequent) management (Reeves & Wittenburg, 2015) (Camerer, 2003). Despite the embedded static nature of games; it is intrinsically dynamic, and sporadically amoebic, in nature. Based on ages of improvisations, plays still continue to retain their status-quo, in the manner that they continue to develop thinking process of an individual or a group, besides the multiplicity of advantages that it carries. Indian sub-continent and its culture has thrived on occupations like lumbering, herding, agriculture; besides the kingly and nobles. Natives, while rendering labor, had deliberate spaces and cogs attributed for rejuvenations and recreation. Proposed PDW aims to proliferate ancient games, as a channel to develop strategic management thinking; while reviving them from annihilation. With wisdom that cuts across disciplines: new ways of teaching – learning can aid us to develop scientific thinking amongst our acolytes; besides addressing the challenge of knowledge transfer and subsequent retention. These games have evinced to address intellectual and socio-emotional enrichment amongst pupils (Garcia & Betancort, 2012); besides resolving challenge of learning consciousness, understanding, retention and execution gap (Penczynski, 2016). Proposed theme indulges into scientific way(s) of teaching Strategic Management to students and practitioners, while enhancing learning effectiveness that haunts academic fraternity. The PDW shall entail an assortment of games that shall enhance strategic sophistication amongst its beneficiaries. Hence, we find it to be an area of interest to Teaching Theme Committee.
Pre-registration is required for this session. To register online, please visit Please contact the workshop organizer to obtain the approval code. The deadline to register online is August 9, 2018.
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