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Friday, June 10 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Emerging Citizens: A game-based intervention for student-centered expression in digital culture

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This session will focus on how fun, game based interventions can create powerful student-centered, maker-based learning experiences that harness simple web based modes of communication to teach about expression, agency and voice. The interactive workshop will feature the digital literacy game initiative, Emerging Citizens, a web based platform consisting of three multiplayer game experiences wherein students create and critique civic media. Each Emerging Citizens game incorporates content that encourages students to engage with culturally and politically relevant topics that affect their daily lives while focusing on a specific 21st digital modality (Hashtags, Memes, and Hyperlinking).

Through playing and reflective dialog on each Emerging Citizens game, our session will focus on how game-based interventions fit within the larger context of media literacy discourse, specifically focusing on the risks and rewards of giving students the power to drive conversation through creation. The session will share how game based methodologies in the classroom can engage students’ expression, creation, and sharing of civic media that contributes positively to daily life.

Come learn the process for building the Emerging Citizens platform, and the learning guides that accompany each game. Participate to discuss the digital literacies taught specifically hashtags, memes, and hyperlinking, and how Emerging Citizens is implemented in classrooms, community groups, and after school programs.   

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Paul Mihailidis

Co-Director, Principal Investigator and Associate Professor, The Engagement Lab @ Emerson College
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Jordan Pailthorpe

Engagement Lab
Jordan is a producer and project manager who specializes in production of digital games for social change. Jordan has led the creative production of Risk Horizon and Unlocking Health, tow digital games made for the World Bank, as well as other web application based projects such as... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Abigail Adams Room