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American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy

Volume 4, 2018

Experiential Learning and Education

Jessey Wright
Pages 134-160

Playing Games and Learning from Shared Experiences

One way for an experience to provide an effective scaffold for learning is when the concepts and theories it is intended to help students grasp and understand can be used to productively analyze, make sense of, and discuss the experience itself. In this essay I propose that games and game mechanics can be used to create learning experiences amenable to this kind of scaffold.

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