English Professor Tim Hibsman presented at the Annual Conference of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, an official assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, on June 24, 2018. His presentation was titled Transforming Learning through Imaginative
Simulations to Ground Students’ Hopes for Meaningful Lives.
Abstract: Open the door for simulation learning—and provide an expanded perspective on student future hopes and career aspirations. Multiple freshman composition assignments will be shared, giving students the opportunity to pick a career associated with their major and immediately experience that environment through computer simulations. Then, they will reflect on how their experiences altered the hopes they have formed for meaningful and purposeful lives for which they have chosen these academic and career majors.