The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 19, 1982-Page 3
School of Ed. plays games
By TIMOTHY MANTYLA
University faculty members and students played
games last week - in order to become more effective
teachers and learners.
, The School of Education hosted a North American
Simulation and Gaming Association conference last
Thursday and Friday. In a simulation game, players
take roles and react to situations thrown at them
during the game.
STUDENTS remember what they do in games way
beyond the last exam - months and years after,"
said Leonard Suransky, co-director of the conferen-
ce. "Games are a powerful way of getting students
involved in the learning process."
Suransky. played a game called CUSTODE
(Children Under Stress Throughout the Divorce Ex-
perience), which simulates the experience of chldren
whose parents are divorced.
The CUSTODE players rolled a die to move their
markers - tiny, painted boy and girl dolls - from
square to square along the game board. On each
square is printed a scenario. A.fiter landing on a
'Students remember what
they do in games way beyond
the last exam-months and
scenario square, the player chooses a response from
several printed on a card or takes an original choice.
THE OTHER players may talk with the person
responding, but they may not laugh or tease him.
The bearded, bespectacled Suransky became Len,
a 12-year-old living with his father. He rolled the die
and moved his marker onto a square: "Today is your
birthday - the first one you have celebrated with
only one parent."
"No laughing, now," Derzock cautioned the other
players. Len chose a response. "I'm going to cry in
my room," he said, frowning.
Another player asked why he would do that. Len
replied that he is sad that his mother won't be there.
"Birthdays are very special to me."
SEVERAL TURNS later another player who lan-
ded on the same square said he did not mind that one
parent will not be there to celebrate with him. Birth-
days were never very important when he grew up, he
"Simulation games are remarkably revealing
about who you are," Suransky said. "In a well-
structured game you will feel the emotions the game
designer intends you to feel."
"The primary aim if for (the children) to see alter-
natives," said Shirley Smoyak, who uses CUSTODE
with children and their divorced parents in her New
Jersey psychiatric practice.
CUSTODE, instructors said, should only be run by
OTHER GAMES during the conference did not in-
"Queries and Theories," a game for teaching
natural science, uses a question and answer format to
fill in a blank tic-tac-toe style grid. The teacher
knows the pattern of X's and 0's. Students guess which
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Metaphysics: Learning to be the whole you
,By SHARON SILBAR
Most students go to school to learn
Breading, writing and arithmetic. But
,where would you go to learn self-
'respect, concentration, listening, and
how to become a fuller human being?
The School of Metaphysics, 209 N.
Ashley, offers the above curriculum,
trying to "aid any individual willing to
jput out an effort ot become a whole fun-,
4ctionioig self,". according to national
President Barbara O'Guinn.
"REGULAR school does not teach
you what to do with all of the infor-
mation they give you," O'Guinn said.
Her school teaches its 18 students -
ranging in age from 18 to 68 years -
how to use their minds," she said.
LSA junior Steve Widmayer found out
about the school from brochures han-
ded out on campus. "I knew that there
was more to life than just what people
are led to believe," he said.
So, Widmayer started going to the
school's classes, devoting at least three
hours each week to discussion and men-
Students must practice these exer-
The Ark will continue its Kithara Classical Guitar series today at 8 p.m.
Helene Rottenberg will accompany new York-based Lori Corrsin-a soprano
who performs works in Spanish, French, German, and English-on guitar.
Admission is $5 at the door, at 1421 Hill St.
AAFC-The Last Woman, 7 p.m.; Le Boucher, 9 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
CTC-Straw Dogs, 5, 9:30 p.m.; The Wild Bunch, 7 p.m., Michigan
Cinema Guild-Barry Lyndon, 6,9:15 p.m., Lorch.
Sch. of Music-Organ Conference, doctoral students, 11 a.m., Hill; Final
round of the International Organ Performance Competition, 1:30 p.m., St.
Andrew's Church; piano concerti recital, doctoral students of Theodore Let-
tvin, 8 p.m., Recital Hall; Organ Conference, Heniz Lohman, 8:30 p.m., Hill,
Union Arts Programs Intl. Series-Music; of Ireland and the British
Isles, Vinnie Tufo, fiddle; Greg Ross, guitar, 12:10 p.m., Union Pendleton
Bioengineering-Kim Gallagher, "Application of Sonomicrometry to
Measure Myocardial Dimensions," 4 p.m., 1042 E. Eng.
Russian & E. European Studies-Archie Brown, "Who Will Succeed
Brezhnev and Does It Matter?" noon, 200 Lane Hall.
Museum of Art-Art Break, Margaret Coudron,."The Magic of a Print,"
12:10 p.m., Stella exhibition.
Chemistry-Dept. Colloq., R. Batezold, "Electronic Properties of Metal
Particles," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.
Economics-Hans Ehrbar, "The Political Economy of World Peace III,
The Enemy," 7 p.m., 1429 Mason Hall.
Netherlands America Univ. Leaague-H. G. Lammers, "Social Security
in a Stagnating Economy," 8:15 p.m., Int'l. Ctr.
Center for Chinese Studies-James Crump discusses "Three Long Songs
of the Yuan," noon, Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Statistics-810 Seminar, Rork Kuick, "Revising Provisions: A
Geometric Interpretation,"2 p.m., 1437 Mason Hall.
Ecumenical Campus Ctr.-Catherine Essoyan, "The Israeli Peace
Movement and Possibilities for Israeli/Palestinian Reconciliation," noon,
603 E. Madison.
Computing Ctr.-Forrest Hartman, "Intro, to Edit Procedures," 3:30
p.m., 171 BSAD; Mark Hersey, "Apple Microcomputer and MTS,"
registration required, 7 p.m., 131 BSAD.
Ann Arbor Support Group for FLOC-7:30 p.m., 308 E. William.
Ann Arbor Go Club-7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Baptist Student Union-7 p.m., 2435 Mason Hall.
His House Christian Fellowship-Fellowship and Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.,
League Rm. D., third floor.
U-M Bicycle Club-8 p.m., 1084 E. Eng.
Tau Beta Pi-Electee mtg., guest speaker Dean Duderstadt, 7:30 p.m.,
140 Bus. Ad.
Ann Arbor Chess Club-Organizational mtg., speed chess, 7:30} p.m.,
Michigan League (check at desk for room).
Impact Jazz Dance Co.-Workshop, N. Beacham/J. Sloane, 7 p.m.,
CEW-Informal Drop-in Job Hunt Club, noon, Ctr. Library.
Computing Ctr.-Chalk Talk, File Editing for Beginners, 12:10 p.m.,
Synchronized Swimming-Try-outs, 3-5:30 p.m., Margaret Bell Pool.
College of Pharmacy-"Career Options for Doctor of Pharmacy
Graduates," 7 p.m., 3554 C. C. Little.
Journeys International-Slide show, 8 p.m., Sheraton University Inn,
Pilot Program-Discussion on Nuclear Freeze with film, War Games, 8
p.m., Alice Lloyd Red Lounge.
Students for Progressive Education-Student Organizing workshop, 4
p.m., West Quad Wedge Room; Jonathan Kozol, "Political Indoctrination in
American Education," 8:15 p.m., Union Pendleton Room.
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cises to develop their mental abilities,
according to O'Guinn, just as they
would do physical exercises to develop
RELAXATION techniques have been
known to cure insomnia, O'Guinn said,
and confidence-building has helped
people in business. Methods to develop
attention spans are especially helpful to
students, she said.
Widmayer, who has progressed to a
level enabling him to teach
metaphysics classes, said he has gotten
a lot more out of the classes at the
University since he became a
metaphysics student. His grades have
not gone up, he said, because he still
Flora Striller, a 42-year-old Flint
resident, explained that students can
develop concentration abilities by
staring into a flame 10 minutes and
writing down those things which
distract their attention from the flame.
Blocking out distractions can come only
after their causes have been pinpoin-
ted, she said.
According to Striller, the school has
taught her "how to put the conscious
mind aside and get to the subconscious."
She said she respects herself more than
when she first started classes, even
though her family doesn't want her to
THE SCHOOL of Metaphysics does
not give therapy or tell fortunes,
O'Guinn explained, but its philosophy is
that a study of the present can lead to a
prediction of the future.
And, although the school has no
religious affiliations, Striller maintains
that it has made her "feel closer
spiritually, in oneness with God."
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