Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Originally uploaded by on-the-run.
Part of the paper I'm giving in Canada addresses the ways in which school discourses are reproduced in educational gameplay. I'll also be arguing that "In an educational environment that is dominated by statutory curricula, and the associated discourses of learning objectives and measurable outcomes, it is easy to overlook how often educators’ decisions also include views about what will be ‘good’ for learners in a more general sense, and what they think will capture pupils’ interest. These views associate with the ways in which orderliness and legitimacy are invariably imposed by adults in authority and the uncomfortable notion that a classroom community has only successfully been created when teachers succeed in establishing a unified social world ."