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Game Jams as a Space to Tackle Social Issues: an Approach Based on the Critical Pedagogy

Myers, Christina; Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Collins, Trevor (2019). Game Jams as a Space to Tackle Social Issues: an Approach Based on the Critical Pedagogy. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events.

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This paper introduces a framework to guide the design of educational games during game jams based on Critical Pedagogy, an educational theory grounded on the democratisation of knowledge, critical reflection and collaboration for empowering people to tackle social issues. The process and resources that compose the framework are discussed based on a case study exploring everyday sexism. The framework design has been supported by participatory activities and a trial, suggesting the adequacy of the methods and resources in engaging diverse participants with both the educational game design and the social issue. It is expected that the design process introduced here will boost the potential of game jams as a space for learning, collaboration and critical thinking.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Authors
ISBN: 1-4503-6484-5, 978-1-4503-6484-3
Keywords: Game Design; Education; Critical Pedagogy; Gender studies
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 59288
Depositing User: Christina Myers
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 12:44
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 12:37
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