Call for Articles for Special issue of Simulation & Gaming on Facilitation

Call for Articles for Special issue of Simulation & Gaming on Facilitation

Simulations and games come in many forms –e.g. roleplay and face to face activities, boardgames, computer-based simulations, military exercises and technical (e.g. flight) simulators. Facilitation skills are acknowledged as vital components of successful use of all such activities; however, this has not led to extensive analysis of the skills involved in successfully enacting the role. This special issue of Simulation and Gaming intends to address this gap in the literature by providing a balanced perspective - drawing on both theory and practice to
•    guide novice facilitators in developing their capabilities towards expertise
•    assist expert facilitators to better understand the theoretical roots of their capabilities
•    help those who commission simulations and games for learning – but do not direct facilitate them – understand the complex web of issues that contribute to achieving learning outcomes
•    provide to the wider simulation community a framework for understanding and valuing the facilitator’s role, and the skills required of its occupants
Combining elements of theory with exposition of relevant practical skills, articles should explore aspects of what is/can be expected of a facilitator when a simulation/simulation game is in action.

Interested authors/writing teams, are invited to submit expressions of interest to contribute articles for inclusion in a special issue of Simulation & Gaming on the topic:
The role of the facilitator in managing (facilitating) simulations and games for learning

Editorial team
Dr Elyssebeth Leigh, Dr Elizabeth Tipton, Dr Elena Likhacheva, Marieke de Wijse-van Heeswijk, Birgit Zuern


  • November 2019 - Call for articles
  • February 2020 - Submission of abstracts
  • March 2020 - Notification of acceptance of abstract
  • May 2020 - First drafts of accepted papers –
  • July 2020 - Review of first drafts – peer review using journal procedures via SAGE website
  • September 2020 - Revisions and re-submissions in accord with journal requirements
  • November 2020 – Finalisation of issue requirements

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