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Keynote for Games for Change 2013 The world of educational games is changing, and we cannot understand it without understanding the psychology of education.

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  • Sheep, Goats,and theFuture of EducationJesse SchellGames for Change 2013
  • Can Games Educate?
  • How Do Games Fit Into Education?
  • Everything is changing! Standards Technology Delivery Systems Economic Models Students Parents The World
  • + =PsychologyTechnology Destiny
  • Do what theyre told Do what they wantTwo Types of Learners
  • A society of sheep means a society easilymanipulated by advertising a society willing to acceptwhat is provided fewer entrepreneurs
  • 1. Anyone Can Design a Great Game2. All of us Together are Better Designers thanany of us Alone3. The More we all Share, the Smarter we allBecome
  • Goat Paradise!
  • I have no specialtalents, I am onlypassionatelycurious.Albert Einstein
  • Fear ApathyCuriosity
  • CuriosityInsightWonderThe cure forboredom iscuriosityThere is nocure forcuriosity.
  • Some Thoughts On Education (1692)Johnathan LockeI have always had a fancythat learning might be madea play and recreation tochildren
  • Its not that American schools do anything special toteach creativity its just that they are less efficient atstamping it out.
  • Who wants your goatware?Parents? Kids? Administrators?
  • Who wants your goatware?Teachers!
  • Thanks!Slides: slideshare.net/jesseschellTwitter: @jesseschellEmail: jesse@schellgames.com
  • Psychology Notes and Stuff http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-efficacy http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/gl20/GeorgeLoewenstein/Papers_files/pdf/PsychofCuriosity.pdf http://www.educationoasis.com/resources/Articles/fosteringcuriosity.htm http://www.academia.edu/290259/An_Applied_Social_Psychology_Perspective_on_Immigrants_and_Immigration http://www.midus.wisc.edu/findings/pdfs/724.pdf http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/38611/McClellandMeganPublicHealthGenderDifferences.pdf?sequence=1