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8th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Wednesday, August 6 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Keynote: Play to Learn, Learn to Play: How Game Culture can Transform Education

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Video games have emerged as a vital 21st century medium and art form, moving them from the periphery to an increasingly important source of cultural transformation. Everything from film to fashion and food are being impacted by games culture, and schools are slowly catching on. Video games in and of themselves offer many opportunities for educators to enhance their classes and keep them relevant to the world their students inhabit outside of school.  Perhaps even more importantly, the lessons of how video games and game elements engage and educate players can be used as models to completely alter and disrupt traditional classroom structures and dynamics.

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Paul Darvasi

Teacher, Royal St. George's College
Paul Darvasi teaches high school English and media studies at Royal St. George's College in Toronto, Canada. He's a PhD candidate in York University's Faculty of Education, with a focus on digital and pervasive games in educational environments. He experiments with video games and interactive technology in his classes, unpacking texts with student produced digital museums, hypertext and transmedia. He designed The Ward Game, a 30-day pervasive... Read More →

Wednesday August 6, 2014 9:15am - 10:00am