Game Jams as a Space to Tackle Social Issues

Christina Myers, Lara S. G. Piccolo, Trevor Collins
2019 Proceedings of the International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons and Game Creation Events 2019 - ICGJ 2019  
This paper introduces a framework to guide the design of educational games during game jams based on Critical Pedagogy, an educational theory grounded on the democratisation of knowledge, critical reflection and collaboration for empowering people to tackle social issues. The process and resources that compose the framework are discussed based on a case study exploring everyday sexism. The framework design has been supported by participatory activities and a trial, suggesting the adequacy of
more » ... methods and resources in engaging diverse participants with both the educational game design and the social issue. It is expected that the design process introduced here will boost the potential of game jams as a space for learning, collaboration and critical thinking. CCS CONCEPTS • Human-centered computing → Empirical studies in HCI .
doi:10.1145/3316287.3316288 dblp:conf/icgj/MyersPC19 fatcat:xhobzjikynaxznvsphkp3tei4a