Game Based Learning in Practice

Thursday March 19th 13:30 to 17:30

Learning and Teaching ScotlandIn association with Learning and Teaching Scotland.

Facilitated by Derek Robertson, Learning and Teaching Scotland

How can Guitar Hero be used to stimulate creative writing?

How can Nintendogs help primary school children learn maths, ICT skills, animation, design and technology?

Can Endless Ocean save the world?

Is Little Big Planet the ultimate virtual learning environment?

These questions and more are tackled in this highly interactive session for practitioners and delegates interested in learning about real initiatives where games are being used to enrich, enhance and in some cases perhaps even transform the educational experience of learners.

Award winning exemplars from across the UK and further afield will be presented, supported with the latest research data followed by discussions and lively debate.

Presenters include:

Professor Maja Pivec, University of Applied Sciences - FH Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Ben Williamson, Futurelab
Dawn Hallybone, London Borough of Redbridge
Steve Bunce, Northumberland County Council
Vicky MacKenzie, Teacher, Lairdsland Primary, East Dunbartonshire
Kim Applin, Learning & Teaching Scotland
Anna Rossvoll, Aberdeenshire Council
Dr Jacob Habgood, Head of Serous Games - Sumo Digital Limited

In addition to the programmed speakers delegates will also be invited to present initiatives that they have been involved with and take questions so please be prepared if you'd like to participate and share your experiences.


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Learning and Teaching Scotland
Training and Development Agency for Schools

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