Hairdryers, glaciers and game based learning: lessons learned from the Scottish experience

Robertson, D. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

Guest/invited speaker at one of the University of Sussex's TEL seminar days. Abstract:In 2006 Derek Robertson took up the challenge of being the National Development Officer for Game Based learning with a Scottish Government education body. This work helped promote the effective use of commercial off the shelf games for consoles such as the Nintendo DS & Wii, PS3 and the Xbox 360. The use of resources that were situated in learners own cultural domains helped bring about attitudinal shifts from learners, teachers and parents towards a set of ideas that were initially received with mocking scepticism in many quarters. In this presentation Derek will share his experience in leading this work and show how the practice that grew from classrooms across Scotland and beyond helped to change the discourse and practice around the educational use of commercial computer games but also how such ideas can be swallowed up by the inexorable glacial march of the habitus of formal established educational structures
Period14 Apr 2015
Event titleUniversity of Sussex: TEL seminar: Hairdryers, glaciers and game based learning: lessons learned from the Scottish experience
Event typeSeminar
LocationBrighton, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational

Keywords

  • digital learning
  • consolarium
  • game based learning
  • gbl