Gold-Dust Island is a simulation that provides student with an opportunity to develop skills in cooperative behaviour., problem solving and effective communication. Directly related to the major curriculum concerns of social science courses, it can be used with secondary or upper primary students in a small group.
Gold-Dust Island can also be used effectively in any curriculum area where an emphasis is being placed on human interaction: social studies, language, citizenship, leadership and development of problem -solving skills in any situation where members of a group need to work together to achieve a goal. Gold-Dust Island has been trialled in a number of Australian primary and secondary schools and found to promote such skills admirably.
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