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Thursday, August 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Committee of N: A Card Game for School (Re-)Design

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Committee of N is a collaborative, design-based card game where players create new kinds of schools based on design constraints implemented through random card draws. In the core game play, players are randomly assigned educational values (e.g. belief in multiple intelligences or achievement on high-stakes tests) from a deck along with a specific school element (bell schedule, graduation requirements, etc.), and they then creatively design the element to reflect their defined values. By using cards as context for discussion and research, undergraduate education students and practicing educators become animated about the possibilities of designing and imagining the school they would most like to teach in. In this workshop, we will present the game and pilot findings before exploring possibilities for expanding this game into professional development and beyond.

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Caitlin Feeley

Cambridge, MA, United States, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Jason Haas

Cambridge, MA, United States, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jason is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate in The Education Arcade and the Center for Mobile Learning in the MIT Media Lab. He is also an Early Career Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Spencer New Civics Education Program.His research focuses on designing interesting civic, multiplayer experiences (for learning and otherwise) and evaluating them in context. Recent work includes the Jigsaw-based iPad game SANCTUARY... Read More →
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Eric Klopfer

Cambridge, MA, United States, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Eric Klopfer is Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade at MIT. Klopfer’s research focuses on the development and use of computer games and simulations for building understanding of science and complex systems. His research explores simulations and games on desktop computers as well as mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Klopfer’s work combines the construction of new software... Read More →
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Justin Reich

Research Scientist, Teaching Systems Lab at MIT


Thursday August 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Industry Union South

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