From the Faculty Lounge: More Than a Game: Play to Learn

A conversation between Mark Carnes and Stephanie Pfirman
December 4, 2017
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

In the next installment of our From the Faculty Lounge series, Mark Carnes, professor of history and creator of Reacting to the Past, joins Stephanie Pfirman, professor of environmental science and co-creator of EcoChains: Arctic Crisis, to look at the effectiveness of games as educational tools for adults. Carnes teaches history through complex games, informed by classic texts, while Pfirman has designed a card game to build marine food chains, shedding light on issues related to climate change.

By utilizing competition and ownership of the topic at hand, will games lead to more informed decisions? Join professors Carnes and Pfirman, along with moderator Provost Linda Bell, for an evening that explores the future of gameplay in the classroom. 

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early as this event will be filmed and doors will close promptly at 6:30 PM.

Catch previously recorded conversations here.


Dec. 4, 2017 - 12:30 AM