The Role of the Student in the Game of Education

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  1. linda e amos says:

    This is a very real experience. The field of Social Psychology will give much research-driven information on how behavior occurs in the context of roles. I experience an awesome response from adult students when I tell them that I am addressing their role as students. I then define the rules that contain both of our behaviors (the institution’s) and their behavior as students in my classroom. And of course, we play (learn) in groups, where the group role rewards also become the focus of attention. Careful though, if you do not have the skills it takes to tolerate a noisy classroom; start with a small game like “go fish”.

  2. dr. b. says:

    This really is food for thought on games and gamers. If gamers have to agree to both the roles and the rules of the games that they participate in (and I see this as being a much deeper thing than playing) then there is definitely a lot to be said about characterizations of Others in games and the acts that we are asked to participate in as gamers. More to consider when we start to think about ESRB ratings and games, especially when there are rumors that ratings may be done electronically in the future in order to keep up with the volume of new releases. Just a thought.

  3. dr. b. says:

    This week’s Extra Life episode is a nice tie in. It’s on the Role of the Player! http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/extra-credits/3555-The-Role-of-the-Player