Among the creative and unusual ideas found in the field of simulation to learning purposes today I have almost stumbled upon an interesting brazilian contribuition. After years of work in Sao Paulo stock exchange, the company Souza Barros created a simulator where the users can learn the dynamic of stock exchange. An obscure field to people non-initiated in economy or without stock exchange background.
The unusual part lies in the use of politicians rather than companies. This is a creative way to contextualize the subject, to take the content closer to common people. Moreover is an interactive and collaborative environment to allow experiential learning. The “market” will flow according the users perception and as stated by Anatoli Rapport, even competition is a form of cooperation. Because the competitors agree to follow the same rules.
In my opinion, this is an engaging way to prospect new investitors among common people and raise awareness about modern economy among them.