Integrating Serious Gaming Into Climate Change Education

18 December 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

San Francisco Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate C2

Ticketing Type:

Open To All

Section/Focus Group or Subject Matter:

Education (ED)

Climate change science and the complex systems integral to its causes and impacts are among the most pressing and difficult STEM educational challenges. In addition to the inherent complexity, the prevalence of misconceptions and the tendency to portray climate change as a politically and emotionally charged topic present barriers to learning. Serious games offer an educational approach that is both powerful and, in STEM areas, underutilized. In this half-day workshop, participants will be introduced to the pedagogy of educational gaming and will have the opportunity to play a variety of climate-focused games to gain an understanding of how serious games can be integrated into formal and informal learning environments.