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Friday, August 3 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Lead Caravan: Learning Through Embodied Participatory Simulations In Classrooms

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There is an increasing recognition among learning scientists and economists that youth financial literacy is extremely low. Many games, from Lemonade Stand to Simcity, have attempted to engage players in economic thinking and practices, but few (if any) engage players in real-time with their peers. Negotiation is also an important mechanic within the broad scope of economics-focused games. In response, we are introducing Lead Caravan - an interactive, multiplayer mobile economic-focused complex systems game that engages multiple players in face-to-face and real-time resource trading, in an embodied form of gameplay.

In this interactive workshop, we plan to introduce participants to Lead Caravan as an example of an embodied participatory simulation. Educators and designers can explore and take this as an exemplar for developing their own physically situated, complex simulations, in which learners engage in real time collaboration, negotiation, and reasoning.


Vishesh Kumar

UW Madison

Mike Tissenbaum

Research Scientist, MIT

Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Media Lab - E15-341, 3rd Floor, Building E14 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
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