In this three-stage simulation, the Chinese government considers the reform of its re-education through labor regime. The objective is for students taking on the perspectives of Chinese politicians to reach a consensus, that can then be justified to those acting as international actors, on (a) whether to reform China’s re-education through labor system; if so, (b) which reforms should be adopted. The first stage requires participants acting as Chinese politicians to build consensus within the State Council on whether to reform the system and which reforms to adopt. In the second stage, participants from the first stage consult with the Politburo. In the third stage, the Chinese Foreign Minister presents the reforms to the international community. Students are assessed on their participation and using pre and post quizzes.
Whole-Class, Two weeks, Week, Role play simulations, Specific/Deep, Applied/Concrete, Observational, Problem/Answer, Meta, Government, Creamer, Cosette, Saha, Sparsha, Role Play, GOV90ps, The Police State: Power, Politics, and Authority, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Understand concepts, Develop affective skills, Develop critical thinking, Work collaboratively, Engage course material, Communicate effectively, Teacher's eyes only, Whole class, Quiz, Reflection