Learn to play and play to learn – the role of gaming in education
June 28, 2018
Join UNESCO MGIEP’s 2018 Distinguished Lecture featuring Zigor Hernandorena, Senior Project Manager – Fun Learning Department at Ubisoft, an organisation that has developed world-renowned games such as The Division, Far Cry, Watch Dog and Assassin’s Creed Franchise. At Ubisoft, Zigor is in charge of developing games that will provide the player with actionable knowledge and/or expertise.
In this Distinguished Lecture, Zigor will discuss how video games could be created into fantastically efficient, flexible and deployable learning platforms, perfectly adapted to the needs of a renewed education for the 21st century. It is quite common to stigmatise video games as the antithesis of education. Rightly so, considering the violence and inanity of most of their contents. But video games are not only contents; they are also a great know-how acquired over the years. Join us for our Sixth Distinguished Lecture on a very engaging and relevant topic.
Distinguished Lecture hosted by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, INDIA
Date of Event: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Timing: Registrations commence 5:30 pm onwards. Lecture starts at 6 pm, followed by High Tea
Venue: UNESCO New Delhi, 1, San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 110021
The lecture is open by invite only to educators, students, game designers and developers, ed-tech organisations or those interested in the field of games for learning.