The game studies practicum: applying situated learning to teach professional practices
Author(s)Fernandez-Vara, Clara; Tan, Philip
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The inclusion of a practicum is one of the main challenges in the game studies curriculum, especially when it comes to teaching professional practices to students. This paper presents how professional management methodologies (Scrum, in this case) can be related to models of Situated Learning, as we demonstrate through our case study, the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab. Being aware of the connections and the pedagogical potential of professional practices can improve both how we teach and how our students learn how game development works. In our case study we also propose ways in which the practicum can be related to research in videogames.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Comparative Media Studies
Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Future Play Research, Play, Share (Future Play '08)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Clara Fernandez-Vara and Philip Tan. 2008. The game studies practicum: applying situated learning to teach professional practices. In Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Future Play: Research, Play, Share (Future Play '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 25-32.
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