Teaching with Play & Pretend: Using LARP in School


Amanda Siepiola

Creative Action

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!

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Format: Hands on
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding