Low cost games as catalysts for learning outlined in new book

Posted by uatemp13 at Sep 19, 2013 04:15 PM |
Alex Moseley's 'New Traditional Games for Learning: A Case Book' published by Routledge
Low cost games as catalysts for learning outlined in new book

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The second book by Alex Moseley of the Academic Practice Service has recently been published by Routledge, a global publisher of quality academic books and journals.

The book, titled ‘New Traditional Games for Learning: A Case Book’, is co-edited with Nicola Whitton (Manchester Metropolitan University) and brings together examples of simple card, board and indoor/outdoor activity games, which span continents, sectors and learner styles or ages. Together, the chapters provide a wealth of evidence-based ideas for the teacher, tutor, or trainer interested in using games for learning.

The book continues Mr Moseley’s work in research and practice at the University and follows up on his first book, ‘Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching.

As well as co-editing and sourcing the examples in the book, Mr Moseley, recently announced as a National Teaching Fellow, and Educational Designer in the Academic Practice Service, also provides a chapter describing his own use of a board game at the University to help departments when developing new degree programmes.

The book also features two further chapters with contributions from Dr Cas Kramer and postgraduate student Barbara Ottolini, from GENIE, the University's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Genetics, describing two board games games they have developed and are using with secondary and undergraduate students to teach key concepts in Genetics.

Mr Moseley will be awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship on 9 October as a testimony to his work in relation to translating the value that new technology can bring to the learning experience.

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