ECGBL Keynote Speaker Outlines

The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ECGBL 2020.

From games to play: what's the difference?

Led by Prof. Nicola Whitton

Approaches such as serious games and gamification for learning are now well established in education and business. In this talk, Nicola will consider the limitations of games, and discuss the concept of playful learning as both series of tools, techniques, and tactics, as a philosophy of learning to support innovation, and as a political manifesto. Using the metaphor of the magic circle of learning, she will consider the benefits of play for fundamentally rethinking teaching, learning and assessment practice, supporting learners to build resilience, manage risk, and develop intrinsically motivated learning communities.