Business on the Move is currently being piloted in Australia at Ocean View College, near Port Adelaide in South Australia. Fifteen students have been playing the game as part of an innovative curriculum where the school has recently introduced two new subjects: Logi Biz and Logistical Strategies.
Teachers played the game during the July school holidays to become familiar with the board and game rules and then our Australian-based director, Dr Lindsay Ryan, joined the teachers to facilitate playing the game with the students.
The teachers commented they were surprised how quickly the students understood the rules and started playing the game.
Here are some students’ comments, with no prior knowledge of Business on the Move:
YEAR 9 LOGI BIZ
Jacob – I really enjoyed the game. The concepts are good and a great way of learning about moving goods.
Harry – Fascinating
Andrew – The banker was the best.
YEAR 10 LOGISTICAL STRATEGIES
Jarrod – I thought this game was fun and I learnt a lot from it.
Joel – The game is very good and interesting. You really have to think and make good choices or else you lose your money.
Teacher’s comment: “The students immersed themselves in the game. It was great to see the collaboration, communication and logistical thinking that took place.”
Principal’s comment: “I thought in this day and age with so much on-line gaming, playing a board game with students would by either hit or miss; it was a definite ‘hit’. Business on the Move created opportunity for students to have meaningful conversations about logistics as they competed to build their companies, it has been a great learning tool.”
Although some of the students recognised a number of the UK business names on the game board, many commented they would like to have Australia business names on the game so they have a better idea of the link between the container contents and the customer order deliveries.
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