Teaching/Gaming the Industrial Revolution
Workshop for teachers in association with the Cambridge Festival
Teaching/Gaming the Industrial Revolution: state of the art and the use of gamification in classrooms
Teaching/Gaming the Industrial Revolution is an all day workshop for secondary school teachers, organised in the Faculty of History as part of a research project called Gaming the Industrial Revolution, led by Dr Alexis Litvine (Cambridge) and Dr Juan Hiriart (Salford). The project blog can be consulted at http://ireevolution.com where teachers can also download a prototype of the game.
The workshop will consist of two sessions: the morning session (10-12.30pm) will start with a series of mini lectures on the state of the art in the field, followed by a panel Q&A session. A reading list will be provided to all participating teachers in advance. Lectures will be delivered by Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Dr Romola Davenport, and Dr Alexis Litvine.
The afternoon session (1.30pm-4.30pm) will start with the presentation of the game, followed by two teacher-led seminars based on use-case scenarios. The first one showcasing Y8 teaching of the Industrial Revolution using the game, and the second on implementing the game in small group extra-curricular activities. The rest of the afternoon will consist of small group discussions on the place of game in the curriculum and hands-on play sessions, using both teachers’ personal devices and available computers in the faculty.
There will be a light lunch (12.30pm-1.30pm) with opportunities to socialise and meet both academics and other participants. There will also be time to meet our Schools Liaison Officer (Lucy Astill) on the day.
For this workshop, we have 15 funded bursaries for state schools of £200 per school (outside Cambridgeshire) and the maximum number of participants will be capped at 30. The deadline to apply for funding is Friday 3rd March 2023 and unfunded places will be allocated progressively taking into account school profiles and teachers’ interest.
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Please contact Lucy Astill firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.