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Elg, Johan
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Elg, J. (2018). Effective Learning at the Swedish Defence University: This chapter describes the practical application of Matrix games to higher education in Sweden. In: John Curry, Chris Engle and Peter Perla (Ed.), The Matrix Games Handbook: Professional Applications from Education to Analysis and Wargaming. The History of Wargaming Project
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effective Learning at the Swedish Defence University: This chapter describes the practical application of Matrix games to higher education in Sweden
2018 (English)In: The Matrix Games Handbook: Professional Applications from Education to Analysis and Wargaming / [ed] John Curry, Chris Engle and Peter Perla, The History of Wargaming Project , 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter specifically adresses a generally percieved underlying challange of any educational game, namely the issue of educational effectiveness. This question is, however, almost impossible to answer, since it is dependent on context as well as a myriad of variables such as learning objectives, student background and educational theory like belief in active learning. From this perspective, the inclusion of the issue of educational effectiveness in this chapter is thus based on the experience with the game design and subsequent implementation of the two Matrix Games of Bellum Balticia and the Fictive Republic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The History of Wargaming Project, 2018
Keywords
Wargaming, Matrix Game, spelbaserad utbildning, utbildningsspel, spel, krigsspel, speldesign, game design
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8142 (URN)9780244992132 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-10 Created: 2018-08-10 Last updated: 2018-08-10Bibliographically approved
Elg, J. (2018). Krigsspel som metod. In: Peter Thunholm, Jerker Widén och Niklas Wikström (Ed.), Militära arbetsmetoder: En lärobok i krigsvetenskap (pp. 255-294). Universus Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Krigsspel som metod
2018 (Swedish)In: Militära arbetsmetoder: En lärobok i krigsvetenskap / [ed] Peter Thunholm, Jerker Widén och Niklas Wikström, Universus Academic Press , 2018, p. 255-294Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universus Academic Press, 2018
Keywords
krigsspel, spel, utbildning, BMBat, simulering
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7055 (URN)9789187439476 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-09-27 Created: 2017-09-27 Last updated: 2019-03-29Bibliographically approved
Elg, J. (2017). Wargaming in Military Education for Army Officers and Officer Cadets. (Doctoral dissertation). King's College London
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Wargaming in Military Education for Army Officers and Officer Cadets
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Wargaming has been part of military curricula for about 200 years since the introduction of Kriegsspiel, but it is still something of an art form. This thesis attempts to theorise the practice of military educational wargaming, and specifically to explore why such wargaming takes the form it does.

The thesis is limited to army educational wargaming for officers and officer cadets. Wargaming for analytical purposes, and political and strategic gaming, are excluded.  Instead, the focus is on army educational wargaming at the tactical level, which is arguably more comparable between countries. The research method combines an exploratory approach influenced by grounded theory with a comparative case study approach encompassing three successive levels of army officer education in five countries: Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan.

The research indicates the central importance of individual game directors. This is particularly evident when wargaming forms evolve. The main concern of the individual game director is how to achieve instructor buy-in. This core category encompasses control, credibility and comfort. Three methods, or strategies, were discovered regarding how to achieve instructor buy-in. Those three strategies are: innovative active learning, simple standardising and control & veiling. This discovery contributes to new substantive theory, as it explains how specific army educational wargaming forms commence, evolve and are discontinued.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
King's College London, 2017. p. 285
Keywords
wargaming, wargame, instructor, gamification, game-based learning, buy-in, officer education, officer cadet, Sandhurst, West Point, UK, USA, Sweden, Germany, Japan, game director, krigsspel, utbildningsspel, militär utbildning, officersutbildning, Sverige, USA, Storbritannien, Tyskland, Japan, spelbaserat lärande, brädspel, spel, simulering, Försvarshögskolan, instruktör
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7439 (URN)
Public defence
2017-11-29, 13:30 (English)
Supervisors
Available from: 2018-05-08 Created: 2018-05-08 Last updated: 2018-05-08Bibliographically approved
Elg, J. (2014). Soviet Operational Art: Narratives on Manchuria, 1945. Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift (4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Soviet Operational Art: Narratives on Manchuria, 1945
2014 (English)In: Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-5369, no 4Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This text explores the Soviet military offensive into Japanese-held Manchuria in August 1945 by looking at two narratives: the Soviet and the Japanese. The former has dominating the latter, perhaps due to the Soviet success as Japan surrendered a few days into the operation. However, by adding rather than dismissing the Japanese perspective, Soviet performances on different levels can be scrutinized. For example, faults with logistical planning and the difficulties to achieve a 'deep battle' are found. It also highlights the main difference between the two operations, namely that the Soviet operation aimed for a double pincer movement, while the Japanese operation aimed for a withdrawal into a mountain redoubt.

Keywords
Manchuria, Sovjet Union, Japan, 1945, Kwantung Army, Second World War, Operational Art, Narrative, Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation, August Storm, Deep Battle, Manchuriet, Sovjetunionen, Japan, 1945, Andra Världskriget, Operationskonst, Narrativ, Kantogun, Krigsvetenskap
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5350 (URN)
Available from: 2015-03-11 Created: 2015-03-11 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Elg, J. (2013). Civil-militär samverkan efter jordbävning: Självförsvarsstyrkornas insatser i Japan. Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift (1), 135-156
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Civil-militär samverkan efter jordbävning: Självförsvarsstyrkornas insatser i Japan
2013 (Swedish)In: Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-5369, no 1, p. 135-156Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
Civil-militär samverkan, HADR, naturkatastrof, tsunami, jordbävning, Japan, Självförsvarsstyrkorna
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4229 (URN)
Available from: 2013-11-08 Created: 2013-11-08 Last updated: 2017-08-02Bibliographically approved
Baudin, A., Elg, J., Högström, U., Kallak, J., Sulocki, C. & Thunholm, P. (2012). Handbok i taktikutbildning, Mark: Inklusive generella anvisningar för planering och genomförande av krigsspel, fältövningar och stabstjänstövningar. Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Handbok i taktikutbildning, Mark: Inklusive generella anvisningar för planering och genomförande av krigsspel, fältövningar och stabstjänstövningar
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2012 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2012. p. 177
Keywords
Taktik taktikutbildning, krigsspel, planering, fältövning, stabstjänstövning
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3120 (URN)9789186137144 (ISBN)
Projects
FoU Krigsvetenskap
Available from: 2012-12-21 Created: 2012-12-21 Last updated: 2017-08-03Bibliographically approved
Elg, J. (2008). Krigsspel och militära operationer: den japanska planeringen inför Midway 1942. In: Dan Öberg (Ed.), Krigsvetenskaplig årsbok 2007: (pp. 61-83). Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Krigsspel och militära operationer: den japanska planeringen inför Midway 1942
2008 (Swedish)In: Krigsvetenskaplig årsbok 2007 / [ed] Dan Öberg, Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan , 2008, p. 61-83Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan, 2008
Series
Krigsvetenskaplig årsbok, ISSN 1652-1684
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-342 (URN)978-91-85401-95-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-02-22 Created: 2010-02-22 Last updated: 2013-11-14Bibliographically approved
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