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Playing urban sustainability : the ecology of a simulation game

Podleschny, Nicole (2008) Playing urban sustainability : the ecology of a simulation game. In Vetere, Frank, Graham, Connor, & Satchell, Christine (Eds.) OZCHI 2008, 8-12 December 2008, Cairns, Australia.

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Abstract

To date, methodologies used in the field of game studies are prolific while indistinct due to the multifaceted nature of the field. In particular, games that shape our understandings of political, social or cultural environments add a new dimension to the discussion and theorization of games and learning. As gameplay is increasingly understood as situated in cultural contexts and practices, this paper argues for a comprehensive approach to game studies by positioning games in a wider ecology of learning. The strength of an ecology approach is that it identifies the relations and heterogeneous agents that contribute to developing, shaping, and performing the learning opportunities of a game. This paper suggests a methodological approach of qualitative ethnographic participant observation. Adopting a case study approach as an appropriate research strategy, this ethnography specifically examines and participates in the simulation game SCAPE (Sustainability, Community And Planning Education), an urban sustainability education tool.

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ID Code: 18310
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Access to the published-version of this paper is currently restricted pending permission from the publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: Computer Game Studies, Learning, Ethnography, Sustainability
ISSN: 0980306345
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 the author(s) and CHISIG
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2009 08:56
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:52

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