Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

New America event in DC on kids, gaming, education and new technologies

For those in DC, the New America Foundation, as part of their “Future Tense Now” series (cohosted with ASU and Slate) will have a lunchtime discussion on “Getting Schooled by a Third Grader: What Kids’ Gaming, Tweeting, Streaming and Sharing Tells us About the Future of Elementary Education”.  Details here.

Not super relevant to peacebuilding but I was struck by the overlap between the questions they are asking their panel and the reflections that Wheaton is posting about in his 5 Myths of Game Based Learning Series.

Speaking of which, here is an update:

Myth 1: Game Based Learning Is New
Myth 2: Games Work Because They Capture Attention

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