Episode 38: How to Break Up Your Lecture Using Role-Playing Games with Joshua Archer and Aaron Vanek from The Game Academy
In episode 38 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Joshua Archer and Aaron Vanek join us from The Game Academy to talk about how to use role-playing games to break up your lecture.
We start our conversation talking about the power of games. In the first part of this episode, both Joshua and Aaron share their stories about how much games have influenced their lives. Listen and imagine creating these types of experiences with your students where there’s passion, excitement, courage, and inspiration.
What you'll learn in this episode:
- The power of games in learning, connecting with others, and creating memorable experiences.
- What to look for when choosing or creating a game.
- The importance of co-creating with your students, what it means, and why it matters in the gaming environment.
- Tips for getting student buy-in (and what to do when students don't buy into the gaming experience.
- Learn more about The Game Academy and check out their extensive resources page.
- Learn more about Aaron Vanek on his website.
- Learn more about Joshua Archer on his website.
- Check out the Games for Change website.
- Check out the Serious Play Conference
- Get more ideas for teaching, learning, games, etc. at edWeb
- Browse the collection of role-playing games at DriveThruRPG
- Learn more about NordicLARP (Live Action Role Play)
- Read about Dr. Karen Schrier, Associate Professor of Games/Interactive Media, Director of the Play Innovation Lab, and Director of the Games and Emerging Media program at Marist College.
- Browse the collection of books and publications about teaching and learning with games from ETC Press.
- Join the free Lecture Breakers Facebook group
- Don't miss an episode! Be sure to subscribe to the show!
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