This video shows students learning how they will be evaluated throughout The Civic Mirror. Basically, at the end of every simulated year, students complete a self-evaluation rubric where they have to evaluate their ‘in-game’ performance in four areas that count equally. Then the instructor reviews the self-evaluation, cross-marks if needed, and records the mark. The four areas of evaluation are:
- Success in the Simulation: encourages students to earn Status Points by achieving their Hidden Agendas or by providing well for the imaginary families.
- Involvement & Attitude: encourages students to treat the simulated learning process with respect and view it as an experience that they can learn valuable lessons from.
- Initiative: encourages students to take action and ownership of their learning and start things that add value to simulated experience.
- Incorporation of Learning: encourages students to incorporate course material into their Civic Mirror experience.
The Civic Mirror utilizes well-researched and highly effective assessment methods (i.e. authentic, formative, and performance-based). The Instructors Manual explains this process in great detail, providing helpful tips for teachers too.
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ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT THE CIVIC MIRROR IS?
Basically it’s a government and economics simulation that turns classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Far more than just a game, The Civic Mirror is a fully comprehensive civic education program that turns the old rules of teaching and learning on their head. Students actively assume real-world citizenship roles – both in the classroom and online – and work as individuals to provide for imaginary families and achieve hidden agendas, while working together to build a strong, democratic nation.
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