Schedule for Role-playing and Simulation in Education Conference

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the Role-playing and Simulation in Education Conference, which will take place at Texas State University directly before the Living Games Conference.

If you plan to attend the conference, please register here. Note that registration is capped at 250 people.

When: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 9am – 4pm
Where: St. David’s School of Nursing, Round Rock, TX
Price: Free to the public

Introduction (Room 114)

Anne Standiford, Texas State University

Sarah Lynne Bowman, Austin Community College


Keynote (Room 114)

J. Tuomas Harviainen, postdoctoral researcher, Hanken School of Economics, “Physical Presence in Simulations”



Simulation and Health Care (Christopher McClanahan) (Room 118)

Barbara Covington, Texas State University, “Investigating Clinical Judgment in Nursing Students over the Senior Year: A Longitudinal Study”

Jason Morningstar, “Iterative, Low-Cost Analog Simulation for Medical Education”

Pamela Willson and Dinorah Martinez-Anderson, Texas State University, “Preparing Advanced Practice Nurses for the World of Telehealth”

Anne Standiford and Sarah Lynne Bowman, “Enhancing Healthcare Simulations and Beyond: Immersion Theory and Practice”


Humanities (Alex Roberts) (Room 124)

Jason Cox, University of Toledo, “Arts-Based Inquiry with Art Educators through American Freeform”

Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati, “Teaching German Literature Through Larp: A Proposition”

Josh T. Jordan, “Simulation and Character Ownership in Secondary Dramatic Literature Education”

David Simkins, Rochester Institute of Technology, “Legitimate Peripheral Participation and Communities of Practice: Using Role-play to Reimagine History Costruction”






Natural and Political Sciences (Jason Morningstar) (Room 118)

Rebecca Roycroft, University of Texas at Austin, “Teaching Physics through Role-play”

Susan Weiner, Roosevelt University, “Simulations in Teaching Evolution”

Mikael Hellström,  “Playing Political Science: Leveraging Game Design in the Post-Secondary Classroom”

Samara Hayley Steele, “Teaching Political Economy Through Larp: The Game Mechanics of Feudalism and Capitalism”



Sociology, Psychology, and Therapy (Gabriel de los Angeles) (Room 124)

Hawke Robinson, RPG Research Project, “Role-Playing Games (RPG) as Intervention Modalities to Achieve Therapeutic & Educational Goals for Individuals and Groups from the Therapeutic Recreation Perspective”

Darrin Coe, Peru State College, “Developing an Individual Voice in College Through Analog Fantasy Role-playing: An Emergent Grounded Theory Based on the Work of Erik Erikson”

Jamie Wilkinson, Benchmark Family Services, “Using Role-playing Games to Drive Social Skill Development”



Business and Other Professional Applications (J. Tuomas Harviainen) (Room 118)

Stephen Balzac, 7 Steps Ahead, “When Fantasy is Reality: Exploring How Live Action Roleplaying Games Increase Understanding of Leadership, Decision Making, and Working with a Group”

Graham MacLean, Ryerson University, “One Way to Create Educational Games”

Brodie Atwater, “We Need to Talk: A Literature Review of Debrief”


Youth Outreach (Ben Books Schwartz) (Room 124)

Gabriel de los Angeles, University of Washington, “Scaffolding Role Playing: An Analysis of Role-playing Interactions with Non Role-players of All Ages”

Anna V. Konovalenko, European University at St. Petersburg, “The Noon Project: Socialization of Orphans via Larps in Russia”

Amanda Siepiola, Horace Mann Elementary, “Preconditions, Systems and Mindsets that Allow Edu-Larp to Grow in a Public Elementary School”

Claus Raasted, “Teaching Orcs Democracy”



Closing Ceremonies

Anne Standiford and Sarah Lynne Bowman (Room 114)

We look forward to the each of the panels and hope the conference will spark fruitful collaboration and discussion.

Posted January 12, 2016 in: news by lgadmin