Teaching with Play & Pretend: Using LARP in School

We will explore constructivist theory, educational and cognitive development theory as it relates to learning through play, and discover how live action role-playing (LARP) and role-playing games turn that theory into practice. In this session, you will discover how LARP methods, rules and game mechanics in the classroom can increase engagement and motivation, make learning relevant, and encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and cooperation. We'll also play and educational LARP together!

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Amanda Siepiola

Creative Action

Details

Format:

Hands On

Type:

Session

Track:

Instruction

Level:

Basic Understanding