Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)
Game-based learning scholar Kurt Squire explores how leveraging young people’s interest in gaming could encourage greater youth community involvement and deeper connections to civic and political life.
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More Edutopia Coverage on Youth Civic Engagement:
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- ARTICLE: Playing Civic-Minded Simulations May Encourage Social Action
Recent studies explore whether serious games affect teens when they're offline.
- BLOG: Why Civic Education Needs a Boost
Blogger Suzie Boss advocates for boosting civic education in our schools to better prepare the next generation of voters.
Kurt Squire is an assistant professor in Educational Communications and Technology at the University of Wisconsin and the director of the Games Learning Society (GLS).
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