Meaningful Play 2022 at Michigan State University

Session Information

TitleLearning Deliberately: Walden EDU, a New Game-Based Curriculum
Presenter(s)Tracy Fullerton, Matthew Farber and Matthew Coopilton
TimeThursday, October 13, 2:30p-3:30p
LocationHuron Room
DescriptionThe "Walden, a game EDU" project ( re-envisions the educational adaptation of the award-winning independent game as a classroom experience. The new experience is designed for low-end machines and is free for all educators and their students. An interdisciplinary team of educators, researchers, curriculum designers, evaluators, outreach experts, and game designers have re-designed the core experience of the "Walden, a game" to develop inclusive, classroom-friendly, and standards-aligned games-based learning modules. This workshop includes a hands-on demonstration of these new educational game modules and integrated curriculum. These lessons use the game as a text to prompt critical discussion and learning.

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