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ThaiSim: The Thai Simulation and Gaming Association


ThaiSim is an international professional association for
students, teachers, trainers, researchers, practitioners and other professionals all over the world.

Its aim is to enable and promote the sharing of expertise in the field of
simulation, gaming, role-play, serious games and experiential methods
for teaching, learning, development and assessment.



The principal objective of the association is to promote the effective and responsible use of simulation, games and experiential learning activities, particularly in education, training, research, assessment and development.

ThaiSim seeks to answer questions such as:
bullet What roles can simulation and gaming play in learning, teaching, development and assessment?
bullet What are the most effective ways of using simulation and gaming, including proper debriefing to help participants turn experience into learning?
bullet In what ways do simulations and games lead to more effective learning, teaching, development and assessment?


bullet holds an annual conference both in English and Thai
bulletpublishes the ThaiSim Newsletter
bullet maintains a professional news & discussion group here
    This is a low volume group, so please join.
bullet runs occasional seminars for teachers by international outstanding researchers.
bullet publishes an international, peer-reviewed journal - SGLD
bullet has adopted Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal
bullet is an affiliate of ISAGA (International Simulation and Gaming Association) -

ThaiSim was established by both Thais and foreigners, in August 2008. If forcuses both international contribution to Gloval Gaming Culture and also to elevate up Gaming Culture in Thailand.

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Learning and development

Education, learning, development, sustainability, sufficiency, balance, responsibility, respect and moderation, peace, humanitarian values, and Buddhist values are at the heart of ThaiSim.

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumoured by many.
Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Siddhartha Gautama
(The Buddha)
563-483 BC

For more ideas, see our quotes page.

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Relevant terms

Simulation/gaming is to be taken in its broadest meaning, to encompass such areas as simulation, computerized simulation, internet simulation, gaming, simulation/gaming, serious games, educational games, training games, e-games, internet games, video games, policy exercises, planning exercises, debriefing, analytic discussion, post-experience analysis, modelling, modeling, virtual reality, game theory, role-play, role-playing, play, active learning, experiential learning, learning from experience, toys, augmented reality, playthings, structured exercises, education games, alternative purpose games, edutainment, digital game-based learning, immersive learning, brain games, social impact games, games for change, games for good, synthetic learning environments, synthetic task environments.


Fields include: sociology, political science, economics, education, cognition, psychology, social-psychology, social psychology, management, business, marketing, government, entrepreneurship, environmental issues, health, medicine, nursing, research methodology, communication, environment, policy, planning, energy, utilities, natural resources, educational, technology, computing, geography, climate change, multi-culturalism, multi-cultural, intercultural, culture, organization studies, negotiation, mediation, history, peace studies, business, statistics, decision making, conflict management, cognition, communication, political science, language learning, media, video games, learning theory, international studies, agriculture, educational technology, information technology.

Status of ThaiSim.

ThaiSim is one of the affliated organization of International Simulation and Gaming Assocication (ISAGA). See a chart below.

  • ISAGA (International Simulation and Gaming Association)
  • ABSEL (Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning)
  • DiGRA (Digital Games Research Association)
  • LNDSAGA ()
  • JASAG (Japan Association of Simulation And Gaming)
  • NASAGA (North American Simulation and Gaming Association)
  • SAGANET ()
  • SAGSAGA (Swiss Austrian German Simulation and Gaming Association)
  • SSAGSg (The Society of Simulation and Gaming of Singapore)
  • ThaiSim (Thai Simulation and Learning Association)



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