”Don’t mess with our education” is a playful, rebellious and profound exploration of the educational system and its main audience: students. Leveraging game design methods and psycho-pedagogical tools, seminar participants are going to create three short, non-digital game vignettes that revolve around three concepts that are central to every consideration around education design.
The goal of this week is not an implementation-ready plan for new educational systems. The goal is to present a nuanced, reflective, systemic and personal profile of the experience of education (and the hopes for the life beyond) from the perspective of the learners. This will be helpful to University leadership in their curricular considerations. More importantly, though, this week aims to empower the participants themselves to see the “big picture” of THEIR education, what it means to them and what they can do to get what they need – not just from a degree, but from life.
Affiliate Researcher, MIT Game Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Founder and Managing Director, Playful Solutions, Vienna|
Doris C. RUSCH
Associate Professor for Game Design, School of Design, DePaul University, Chicago, IL|
Affiliate Researcher, MIT Game Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Founder and Managing Director, Playful Solutions, Vienna
|2004-2009 Scientific Assistant, Lecturer: Department of General Education & Media Education, University of Vienna|
|2009 Max Kade Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Education Arcade, Cambridge, MA|
|2010-2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT GAME LAB and Singapore-MIT GAMBIT, Cambridge, MA|
|2011 Visiting Professor, Department of Education, University of Vienna|
|since 2014 Lecturer, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna|
Associate Professor for Game Design, School of Design, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
|2001-2004 Doctoral Studies, University of Vienna|
|2005-2007 Post Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technologies, University of Technology Vienna|
|2007-2010 Post Doctoral Researcher, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA|
|2011-2017 Assistant Professor for Game Design, College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University, Chicago, IL|