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Learning, Games and Creativity

EDUC 404 Topics on Brazilian Education
Learning, Games and Creativity
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (All day)
Lemann Center Conference Room
Presented by Visiting Scholar Luciano Meira, Discussant Professor Paulo Blikstein

In this presentation, Luciano Meira  reports on his experience as a teacher, researcher and entrepreneur in educational innovation in Brazil. More specifically, Luciano will talk about the game-based learning environments he has been helping to develop at Joy Street (, a company Luciano co-founded and currently works at as chief of science and innovation. The presentation will include a review of the literature on the effectiveness of digital games on students' engagement and performance in schools, a discussion of the design and pedagogical principles that have guided his work, and an assessment of how those game-based environments have transformed traditional social arrangements within school networks in Brazil.