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Learning Objectives

[n.b. This is an incomplete and in-progress articulation of the learning objectives. It is possible to change the word students with the word participants.][Player, User, Interactor, Participant or "PUIP"]


students will make several playable games over the course of the quarter

students will practice becoming reflective makers/creators/designers

students will practice iteration as a method of creation/design

students will practice understanding failure as part of the method of game creation/design

students will practice quietly observing game play tests and testers

students will practice receiving feedback graciously

students will allow themselves permission for gracious failures, and to learn from their mistakes

students will "embrace the suck", they will understand and accept that the games they make will be bad at first, and that they will get better through iterative play testing.


students will practice becoming reflective players

students will practice being in the moment during the play tests, acknowledging that focus is a challenge

students will practice giving high quality feedback

students will practice engaging in high quality conversations about the making of games

students will practice dialogic game making process as a part of collaboration


students will practice becoming good, effective members of collaborative groups

students will practice listening to their creative collaborators

students will make progress toward an understanding of collaborative co-creation of games

students will make progress toward an understanding of the collaborative co-creation of the classroom/laboratory/studio environment

students will understand how knowing a collaborators name establishes a minimum baseline of respect for ones' collaborators


students will make progress toward an understanding of the value of inclusiveness and diversity in games

students will practice making games for all body types and abilities


students will practice 


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