1. The game
2) Simulation Mode: In this game mode, students take on the role of the first President of the space station, and bear the responsibility of developing the station’s infrastructure, building up its economy and managing its diplomatic relations with other parties.
2. Learning activities
In the first hour of the lesson, students play the game for an average duration of forty-five minutes and log their rationale for their game decisions in a wiki.
In the second hour, students participate in a teacher-facilitated whole-class dialogue on Social Studies and Citizenship Education issues, based on the game experience and related real-life cases. The programme culminates in a final assignment that requires students to create artifacts to promote a campaign advocating their position on a social issue.