games
4 articles
(Higher) Education as Bulwark of Uselessness
Academic Labor
Almost two years ago, halfway through the twisting path that was my doctoral course, I found myself in Finland, at the “Critical Evaluation of Game Studies Seminar”, where, above all the “big names”
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Exploring the Dungeon: The Importance of “Play” to Learning
Critical Pedagogy
A weak light filters in through frosted windows and splashes across a table-sized world map as a gallery of onlookers poke each other and whisper in hushed tones. Two figures stand over the
The Political Power of Play
Critical Pedagogy
This peer-reviewed article was simultaneously prepared as a keynote address for Re:Humanities 2014, a peer-reviewed undergraduate digital humanities conference held by the TriCollege Digital Humanities Initiative (Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore). The
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It’s Time to Play: Games, Gamification, and Active Learning
Critical Pedagogy
Play is making a comeback. There have been TED Talks, peer-reviewed articles in pediatrics journals, pieces in The Atlantic, and an entire industry now devoted to the “right” kind of play for our
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