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Tuesday, December 12 • 11:45am - 12:35pm
Empathy, Perspective and Peace: Video Games to Change Ourselves and the World

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This session will look at how digital games can be used to promote a range of positive socio-emotional skills and attitudes in and outside the classroom. Drawing from his research for the United Nations on peace education and conflict resolution, Paul will discuss how serious games are uniquely suited to produce empathy, grant perspective-taking, explore ethical dilemmas and encourage intercultural understanding. These qualities can catalyze changes in individual behaviors and contribute to a wider process of personal and interpersonal reflection. A broad swath of commercially available games will be used as examples, any of which can be used in diverse instructional environments


Paul Darvasi

Teacher, Royal St. George's College

Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore A