For Equity & Social Impact

Games for Learning

He tākaro, he huarahi ako

The first NZCER Games for Learning conference took place in Wellington on 31 August - 1 September 2017.

 

Check out the archived programme below for links to recordings of some featured talks, breakout sessions, and links to resources, or browse  photos from the conference. 

Programme (2017 Conference)

DAY ONE: THURSDAY

​8:00-9:00      Registration      ICON (Level 2)

​9:00-9:30      Mihi, welcome, and setting the scene      Soundings Theatre (Level 2)

9:30 - 10:15

FEATURED TALK: Tihei Mauri Ora: The breath of life

Harko Brown
Soundings Theatre (Level 2)

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​10:15 - 10:40      Morning tea      ICON (Level 2)

​12:00 - 12:55      Lunch & Activities      ICON (Level 2)

​13:00 - 14:30

Symposium: 
Adventures in social impact game design

Watch the video

​13:00 - 14:30

Mahimaina: Building Aotearoa in Minecraft
Whetu Paitai

Hīnātore (Level 4)

Mihi Maker
Dan Milward

(back area of Hīnātore)

​13:00 - 14:30

Aqua Republica: Catchment managers of the future
Rose Jowsey and Carl Johnson

Angus 1&2 (Level 3)

Whakapapa of fun
Maraea Hunia

Hīnātore (Level 4)

​13:00 - 14:30

Make money, make impact: Commercial games for learning & social impact

Alan Gershenfeld
(via live videoconference)
Rangimarie 3 (Level 3)

​14:30 - 14:55      Afternoon tea      ICON (Level 2)

​15:00 - 16:00

Soundings Theatre (Level 2)

Gamify reading through choice, perspective, and multimodality

Jarek Beksa with Sue McDowall

(45 mins)

Mihi maker
Dan Milward

(back area of Hīnātore)

​15:00 - 16:00
Playing with
blocks

Rachel Fenichel
Hīnātore (Level 4)

​15:00 - 16:00

Exploring Scenarios for
the future

Alex Matthews and
Rox Flame

Rangimarie 3 (Level 3)

​17:00 - 19:00    

Come and join us for a social event at
St Johns Bar & Restaurant

​16:05 - 16:50

Soundings Theatre (Level 2)

FEATURED TALK: Rethinking who
(and what) makes a game educational

Bron Stuckey

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16:50 - 17:00 Closing Day one

DAY TWO: FRIDAY

​8:30-8:45      Welcome      Soundings Theatre (Level 2)

8:45 - 9:15

FEATURED TALK: Hīnātore | Learning Lab - Connecting learning and taonga

Tara Fagan
Soundings Theatre (Level 2)

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​10:15 - 10:40      Morning tea      ICON (Level 2)

10:45 - 11:25

FEATURED TALK: The NZ Game industry: Overview and Q&A

James Everett
Soundings Theatre (Level 2)

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​11:30 - 12:30

Symposium: Gamifying the secondary curriculum

​11:30 - 12:30
Even awesomer Game of Awesome

Robert Whitaker,
Aaron McKirdy, and
Leanne Stubbing

Hīnātore (Level 4)

​11:30 - 12:30

He Manu Rere
Harko Brown

Rangimarie 3 (Level 3)

​12:30 - 13:15      Lunch      ICON (Level )

​12:30 - 13:10      Lunch      ICON (Level 2)

Soundings Theatre
(Level 2)
Tākaro: A digital game to engage young people/rangatahi
with STEM

Maru Nihoniho

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Weaving game design and digital technologies into the curriculum
Dan Milward

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Building and publishing games in LittleBigPlanet for PS3 and PS4
Stephen Ross

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​13:15 - 14:45
Hīnātore (Level 4)

World without order

Campbell Potter

 

14:15 - 14:45 Minecraft
open forum
Bron Stuckey

​13:15 - 14:45

Let's make a game!
Warren Mara

Angus 1&2 (Level 3)

​13:15 - 14:45

Playing for peace
Andrew Savage and
Michael Harcourt

Rangimarie 3 (Level 3)

​13:15 - 14:45

Symposium: STEM and digital games

​14:45 - 15:15      Afternoon tea      ICON (Level 2)

15:15 - 16:45
Highlights from NZTA student game design challenge (Panel session)

"If the games for learning conference was a game" pitch event
Closing remarks and reflections

Soundings Theatre(Level 2)

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