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Games and Feints as Pedagogy: Using Game Theory and Reverse Logic to Teach Conflict Reporting / Savyasaachi Jain

Journalism Education, Volume: 2, Issue: 1, Pages: 10 - 27

Swansea University Author: Jain, Savyasaachi

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This article presents a successful experiment in the use of two innovative pedagogic methods – game theory and ‘reverse logic’ – to overcome problems in the sustained adoption of good practices in reporting conflict during a workshop for broadcast journalists in Nepal organised by UNESCO and the Asi...

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Published in: Journalism Education
Published: 2013
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa17044
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Abstract: This article presents a successful experiment in the use of two innovative pedagogic methods – game theory and ‘reverse logic’ – to overcome problems in the sustained adoption of good practices in reporting conflict during a workshop for broadcast journalists in Nepal organised by UNESCO and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). The article outlines how the strategy for using game theory and reverse logic was designed and implemented to allow discovery of principles and to promote longer term ownership of the journalistic values that are consistent with conflict resolution and peace-building. It goes on to describe workshop activities and relates them to issues in transformative learning and value education. It evaluates student reactions and engagement and the extent to which the use of game theory and reverse logic led to the adoption of desired values.
Keywords: Conflict, reporting, journalism, game theory, pedagogy, journalism education, peace journalism, values
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Issue: 1
Start Page: 10
End Page: 27