Role-playing and Simulation in Education Conference 2018 Hub

This page features the slides, video, and photographic documentation from the Role-playing and Simulation in Education Conference at Northeastern University on May 17, 2018. This conference was held in conjunction with Living Games 2018, focusing on the implementation of role-playing and simulation for educational, therapeutic, and outreach purposes.

Download articles from this conference in the International Journal of Role-playing 8 here.

Still Photos


Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati

Sarah Lynne Bowman, Austin Community College

Celia Pearce, Northeastern University

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Elizabeth Fein, Duquesne University, “Live Action Role-playing and the Autism Spectrum”

Kellian Adams Pletcher, Northeastern University, “Role-playing and Games in Museums”

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Theories and Principles (moderated by Sam Anderson)

Samara Hayley Steele, “Understanding Larp Literacy: Noise Filtering, Direct Diegesis, Extradiegetic Statement Exchange, and Intradiegetic Objects”

Katherine Castiello Jones, “Encouraging Perception through Playfulness and ‘World’-Travelling: Feminism, Larp, and Learning”

Andrew Harris, “What Makes a Game an Effective Tool for Developing Social Skills?”

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Techniques and Innovations (moderated by Will Osmond) 

Rian Oliveira Rezende, “Wonder Cards Storytelling: Imagination, Storytelling, and Role-playing in the Creation of Objects, Spaces, and Experiences”

Amanda Siepiola, “Who Would Win? Edu-Larp vs. Dorothy Heathcote’s Mantle of the Expert”

Lux Faros, “Immersive Narratives, Personas, and Multi-intelligence Scaffolding”

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Adult Education (moderated by Jason Morningstar)

Celia Pearce and Lizzie Stark, “Teaching Video Game Design (and Feminism!) Through Larping”

Magdalene Loh, “Edu-Larping for Career Design”

Susan Weiner, “Case Studies as Tabletop RPGs”

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Youth Outreach (moderated by Rebecca Slitt) 

Mikael Hellström and Ken Keziej, “Year Zero Economics: Using edu-larps to exploring economic systems in the Ninth Grade”

Anna V. Konovalenko, “The Noon Project: Methodological Aspects of Socialization”

Andrew Lacanienta, “Creating a New World at Summer Camp”

Krysten Callina, “The Educational Micro-LARP: Redefining Live Action Role-play for Social, Academic and Therapeutic Applications”

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Public Speaking Workshop (Kate Hill)

Edu-Larp Design Workshop (Evan Torner and Sarah Lynne Bowman)

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Closing Ceremonies

Evan Torner, Sarah Lynne Bowman, and Celia Pearce

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Posted August 03, 2018 in: news by lgadmin