Kat Schrier: Using Games to Teach Ethics


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If you don’t know much about gaming, it can be easy to dismiss video games as violent wastes of time or to think of board games as something you pull out when there’s nothing else to do on Thanksgiving. My guest today, the games designer Kat Schrier, believes that there’s something much more to gaming. In her book, We the Gamers, she explores the many ways that civics and ethics educators can use games to build deeply immersive and rewarding learning experiences.

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Links to people and ideas mentioned in the show

  1. Fortnite and Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. World Health Organization’s Games for Change
  3. Pandemic
  4. 100 Games to Use in your Classroom and Beyond, ed. Kat Schrier
  5. That Dragon, Cancer
  6. Knowledge Games, Kat Schrier
  7. Fold.it
  8. Eterna


Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. Music featured in the show:

Loopy by Blue Dot Sessions

Loopy (reprise) by Blue Dot Sessions

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