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Edu Larp/Larping in the Classroom

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Sarah Meyer von Bremen

on 9 June 2017

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Transcript of Edu Larp/Larping in the Classroom

But first a little Improv......
What Edu-Larping Can Be....
LARPing as the pedagogy behind curriculum....
What we did in the English Classroom....
Edu-Larp (Larping) in
the Classroom

Its Impact and Its Possibility
This Game is called "Hollywood Director" .... Let's play!
What did you EXPERIENCE?
- Playful anticipation
- Sense of competition among players
- Awareness of audience
- Applying prior knowledge
- Spontaneous creativity
- Collaborative adaptability
- Learning through others
- Reflecting on self-performance

- FUN and HUMOR!
Role-playing game with a mission in which participants physically become characters, in action and reaction, in costume and voice, in order to solve the mission or purpose of the game.....
What We Often Think LARPing Is...
LARPing in Pop-Culture
ENGAGE in the Material
Key Elements of LARPing

- Mission-Focused
- Relevant roles/choice in roles
- Observer and Participant Opportunity
- Practice opportunities along the way
- Willingness to play along

immortal Symposium: Application of LARPing in the Classroom
Scenario: Mission centered on a
Greek value/theme

Choice of immortal (not just Olympians)/Choice in interpretation

Socratic Circle - Observer/Participant

Practice opportunities: writing, discussion, improv

Teachers: Zeus/Hera

Students Discuss
and Solve a Problem
What Students Liked....
The Costumes
Defending/Arguing solution
It was fun!
The unforeseen elements (humor)
Playing with perspective

What Students Learned....
- Time/Value
- Objective/Experience
- Risk/Reward - Support
- Power in Conversation and in Narrative

Connecting it to your discipline....(A first step)
Discuss Possibilities
for your Classroom
Getting Things Started:
Role Models
Defend a position from another perspective
Negotiate a solution in a collaborative environment
Better understanding of mythology; its purpose as allusion and the cultural constructs
Sarah Meyer von Bremen and Nancy Mularkey
sarah.mvb@pinecrest.edu nancy.mularkey@pinecrest.edu

Making it personal, makes
material memorable!

First Rule:

Yes, and....
What Works Best:

Abundance in Material/Ownership of Material
Goal: Learn Purpose of Allusion/Abundance of Mythology/More than just a presentation
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