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Busines game: integration of knowledge and development of abilities

Grant number: 05/00129-7
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2005 - August 31, 2007
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering
Principal researcher:José de Souza Rodrigues
Grantee:José de Souza Rodrigues
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


The project consists of the conceptual and practical construction of a business game using the Internet. This proposal elapses of successful experiences using the copauniversitario business game in the disciplines administration and planning and control of the production for the engineering courses. This experience can be considered successful because: a) in the 4 events of the competition, teams of this University had gotten success. In the 2001 competition the teams of UNESP at Bauru had gotten the 5 first places; b) learning becomes easier because pupils use knowledge acquired in the competition; c) the setting and domain of the contents had become more significant, considering the involvement of the pupils with the competition and the questions formulated during the lessons; c) the game is an integrator of knowledge, therefore it demands that the pupil articulates knowledge of market, economy, economic engineering, mathematics, management of the production and entrepreneurship to become successful in the competition, or either, to take decisions coherent and capable to neutralize the decisions taken for the other competitors. ... (AU)

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