The role of simulations in the authentic learning for national security policy development: implications for practice

Defence International relations National security Economic development Australia

This report is provides examples of practice that illustrate the use of authentic learning and simulations in post-graduate and on-campus learning environments, especially when applied national security policy education.

It examines the following areas:

  1. The place of authentic learning in postgraduate education.
  2. The methods used to simulate policy development, and related activities like strategy planning, in educational environments relevant to national security policy-making.
  3. Policy simulation methods that could enhance learning at the College and similar institutions, including teaching skills, technology and resource implications.
  4. The roles of technology in enhancing learning in policy development simulations.
  5. Ways to assess learning effectiveness through simulation.
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