Mining the Cli-Fi world: renegotiating the curriculum using Minecraft

O'Mara, Joanne and Robinson, Kynan 2017, Mining the Cli-Fi world: renegotiating the curriculum using Minecraft. In Beavis, Catherine, Dezuanni, Michael and O'Mara, Joanne (ed), Serious play: literacy, learning and digital games, Routledge, New York, N.Y., pp.114-131.

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Title Mining the Cli-Fi world: renegotiating the curriculum using Minecraft
Author(s) O'Mara, JoanneORCID iD for O'Mara, Joanne orcid.org/0000-0003-3511-1125
Robinson, Kynan
Title of book Serious play: literacy, learning and digital games
Editor(s) Beavis, CatherineORCID iD for Beavis, Catherine orcid.org/0000-0002-8835-0309
Dezuanni, Michael
O'Mara, JoanneORCID iD for O'Mara, Joanne orcid.org/0000-0003-3511-1125
Publication date 2017
Series Digital games and learning
Chapter number 8
Total chapters 13
Start page 114
End page 131
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) Education
Minecraft
Digital Games
Minecraft in Education
Digital games curriculum
Summary ‘The planet Earth is in chaos…. no pressure’ is the brief given to a Year 5/6 primary school group (across several classes), at the launch of a 10-week unit of project-based curriculum in the classroom. A group of teachers from the school were undertaking their own research into digital pedagogies and how they might be changing the way students learn and the implications of this for teacher and student practices. Additionally, the school had a focus on developing creative approaches to learning and had received a large grant from the state education department to develop a computer games curriculum. This unit was developed to bring all of these elements together, with 136 young people, five individual teachers and Kynan (co-author of this chapter) working together to negotiate the curriculum. This work became the focus of Kynan’s PhD study (Robinson 2017) and a key site in the research project, Serious Play (Beavis et al. 2011-2015).
ISBN 1134979118
9781134979110
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education Systems not elsewhere classified
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2017, Routledge
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