Classroom simulations are active and experiential learning tools that can be used in a variety of fields. The interest of these teaching strategies lies in their ability to reproduce a real situation in a simplified way in order to allow learners to mobilize and manipulate different tools in an environment designed and controlled by the organizer.

This teaching method is presented as a active, experiential and learner-centered learning strategy!

In a Legal Context:

We developed two models based on the spirit of international simulations. In each of them, groups of participants represent a type of stakeholder with a predetermined profile and are assigned the responsibility of conducting negotiations on different topics of international environmental law.

In carrying out each of these exercises, the textual foundations and tools available to the groups vary in order to offer different degrees of difficulty depending on the participants’ legal background.

Simulation Models

We have developed two models, which can be adapted to a variety of topics:

Diplomatic conference:

This activity gives the participants an opportunity to take on the role of a state delegations in order to negotiate the content of an international treaty. They are given limited time within which they should reach an agreement.

Expert meeting:

This activity engages participants into a preparatory meeting prior to international negotiations. They play represent different sectors of the civil society and will have to agree on the drafting of common articles.