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Flow, Learning, and Motivation in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Greetings Filamentarians! We’re excited to share something special with you today. In this blog, guest author, Ed.M. and Harvard graduate Dave Kim investigates “Breath of the Wild” and its impact on gaming culture. Read on to explore this popular commercial game’s unique approach to competence, autonomy, and relatedness through the lens of Self-Determination Theory, game-based…

Filament Games Podcast | Season 6 Episode 5 – Games for Change Festival Interview with Elizabeth Newbury

Ready to explore policy through play? Get ready for another illuminating conversation about serious games on the Filament Games Podcast! Meet Dr. Elizabeth M H Newbury, the visionary behind the Serious Games Initiative at the Wilson Center. As Director, she transforms policy discussions into interactive experiences, using games to engage the public around critical, real-world…

Game Your Way to a Career: Content Creators

Welcome to the final installment of “Game Your Way to a Career.” In this conclusion to our series on video games and 21st century skills, we’re discussing content creators, and how building skills related to content creation can give gamers a leg up in many different career paths! Read on to discover what exactly a…

Filament Games Podcast | Season 6 Episode 4 – Games for Change Festival Interview with Jane Lee

How can video games support teenagers, assisting not only with their traditional education, but also their resilience, self-confidence, and mental health? Jane Lee, the Senior Director of Operations & Mental Health at iThrive Games, has the answers for you in the newest episode of the Filament Games Podcast! via Giphy Join podcast host and Filament…

Research Roundup: Game-based Learning and Critical Thinking Skills

Let’s illuminate the symbiotic relationship between game-based learning and critical thinking skills! Today, we have a research roundup that does just that. From exploring the nuanced dynamics of student discourse in an 8th-grade social studies classroom to witnessing the immersive impact of digital role-playing games on high school students, each of the following studies contributes…

Game Your Way to a Career: Entrepreneurs

You know what time it is! That’s right, it’s time for another installment of our “Game Your Way to a Career” series. This time, we’re talking about entrepreneurship. Today, we’ll explore the overlap between game-based learning, esports, and 21st-century skills to discover how this combination can cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit in K-12 learners. via Giphy…

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