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“To Play or Not to Play: Edu-Larp in Curricular Settings" by Katrin Geneuss


White background with an abstract watercolor illustration and text that says: “To Play or Not to Play, Katrin Geneuss!"Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: “To Play or Not to Play: Edu-Larp in Curricular Settings" by Katrin Geneuss!
When: March 29, 2022, 7 – 8:30 PM Central European Time (CET)
Where: Online on Zoom

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Description of event:
In this talk, Katrin Geneuss outlines several specific games her team runs in classrooms of all school types, from primary through upper secondary. Through evaluations and design based research, they have deduced over a dozen best practice principles on safety, facilitation, reflection, etc. Since edu-larp is a specific modality that differs from other types of experiential learning, specific challenges need to be taken into consideration when applying this technique in formal curricular settings.

Presenter bio:
Katrin Geneuss is professor at interim in the Faculty of Teacher Education at the Department for German Language and Literature at Siegen University, Germany. Moreover, she is a guest researcher at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich at the Research Centre for Values Education. She holds a PhD with an empirical study of modelling edu-larp as a drama-tool in German lessons. Her main focus in research and teaching are hybrid learning arrangements applied in language teaching. Prior to working at Siegen University, Katrin worked as a teacher and lecturer in Uppsala, Sweden (2008 - 1016), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (2016 – 2020) and Würzburg University (2020 – 2021).

This series is hosted by the Games & Society Lab at the Department of Game Design, Uppsala University Campus Gotland. The series explores the use of analog role-playing games as vehicles for lasting personal and social change.

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Last modified: 2022-10-25