[Air-L] Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Games, Play, and Education

Gerald Voorhees dr.g.voorhees at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 12:51:52 PDT 2013

I'm distributing this for a friend and colleague. Please direct inquiries
and submissions to Josh Call jcall at grandview.edu or David Petroski
petroskid1 at southernct.edu.
<petroskid1 at southernct.edu>

Call for Abstracts- Edited Collection on Games, Play, and Education

"Playing to Learn; Learning from Play: Pedagogy and the Promise of Games"

Much has been made recently of the connections between games and play, and
the potential for generating positive learning environments.  This edited
collection, provisionally titled, "Playing to Learn, Learning from Play:
Pedagogy and the Promise of Games" is designed for a broad academic
audience and will feature essays and empirical research that either examine
specific games or consider the function of play relative to pedagogical

We invite scholars and teachers to contribute to this edited collection of
contributions exploring the connection between games, play, and
education.  This
text imagines these elements broadly, and in multiple genres (digital
games, social games, analog games, general play, etc.)   Tentatively, we
imagine the text being framed by the following two sections:

*Theory*- This section will included critical scholarship on the potential
for games and play as learning devices.  Contributions should focus on the
potential for learning as theoretically grounded concept focused on a
specific game or play experience.

*Practice*- This section will focus on practical applications of games and
play to learning environments.  Contributions should focus on presenting
effective models of games and play as praxis elements relative to
curricular design.

Submissions from all academic disciplines and geographic regions are
invited. The collection aims to advance theory and criticism by bringing
different voices and perspectives into conversation. However, each section
will be guided by its central framework, to bring theory and practice into

All contributions must be the original work of the author and cannot be
published elsewhere, unless author retains copyrights. For co-authored
essays, all authors must agree to submission of work.

For consideration, please send an abstract to jcall at grandview.edu by Oct
15th, 2013. Abstracts should be 500-750 words and must outline a
theoretically grounded approach or pedagogical implementation of a specific
game, set of games, or gamification framework.  Submissions should include
full contact information and institutional affiliation.  Acceptance of
abstracts will be determined by Dec. 1st, 2013.

Final completed essays should be 7000 words (including notes and
references) and Bloomsbury uses Chicago Manual of Style for references.
Reprints will be considered on a case by case basis.

Questions can be directed to the editors at:

Josh Call- jcall at grandview.edu
David Petroski- petroskid1 at southernct.edu

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