veröffentlicht von Martin Lorber am 04. April 2012

Clash of Realities: Keynote Speaker Kurt Squire

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Die Clash of Realities geht in die vierte Runde! Die „4th International Computer Game Conference Cologne“ findet vom 23. bis zum 25. Mai 2012 an der Fachhochschule Köln statt. Die Tagung richtet sich sowohl an ein breites Fachpublikum aus Wissenschaft, Game Design und Pädagogik als auch an Studierende, Journalisten und die interessierte Öffentlichkeit. Veranstaltet wird die Tagung vom Institut für Medienforschung und Medienpädagogik der Fachhochschule Köln, dem Cologne Game Lab sowie Electronic Arts Deutschland. In den kommenden Wochen werde ich Ihnen die wichtigsten Keynote Speaker und Abstracts der Tagung präsentieren. Weitere Informationen zur Clash of Realities finden Sie über die Offizielle Website. Sie können sich auch bequem per Facebook oder Twitter auf dem Laufenden halten.

Bio Kurt Squire:

Kurt Squire is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the Educational Communications and Technology division of Curriculum and Instruction and Associate Director for Educational Research and Development at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Squire’s research investigates the design of game-based learning environments from a socio-cultural perspective, and he’s the author of over 75 scholarly works. Recently Squire received an NSF CAREER grant to study scientific citizenship through playing Citizen Science, a role playing game for scientific citizenship. With support from the MacArthur Foundation, Squire also produced ARIS, a mobile learning platform that is currently available on iTunes. Squire is a former Montessori and primary school teacher and was co-director of the Education Arcade. Squire is the vice president and a founding member of the Learning Games Network. Squire earned his doctorate in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University; his dissertation research examined students‘ learning through a game-based learning program he designed around Civilization III. Squire co-founded with Jon Goodwin and wrote a monthly column with Henry Jenkins for Computer Games Magazine. In addition to writing over 75 scholarly articles and book chapters, he has given dozens of talks and invited addresses in North America, Europe, and Asia. Squire’s current research interests center on the impact of contemporary gaming practices on learning, schooling and society.


Squire, K. D. (2011). Video games and learning: Teaching and Participatory culture in the digital age. New York:

Steinkuehler, C.A., Squire, K.D., & Barab, S.A. (2011). Video Games + Learning + Society. Cambridge,

Abstract: Improving public participation in science through participatory games for discovery

Debates in forums such as Educational Technology (see Clark, 2007; Squire, 2008) and the National Academies of Science (National Research Council, 2011) emphasize the promise (and indeed recent successes) of digital game-based learning programs, but also the need for research-driven approaches that carefully delineate learning goals. This talk introduces one such approach, Games for Participatory Science, a game-based learning network that seeks to connect the broad public to the making of science. These games are built to cross boundaries, linking disparate content areas, learners, and learning contexts toward suggesting a new future direction for science education.

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