Climate Change Games Workshop

17 December 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

San Francisco Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate A

Event Type:

Workshop

Ticketing Type:

Open To All

Section/Focus Group or Subject Matter:

Education (ED)

Games are increasingly used in educational settings to help inspire curiosity, creativity, collaboration, optimism, and problem-solving skills among a wide variety of audiences.  Serious games address real-world challenges, compress time and space, encourage systems thinking, and promote active engagement, making them particularly well suited to climate change education.  In this half day workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how serious games can be integrated into formal and informal learning environments through an introduction to the pedagogy of educational gaming, a hands-on review of climate change game examples, and a mini game jam, which will provide an opportunity for participants to collaboratively design and develop their own game prototypes.