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Scaffolding Digital Game Design Activities Grouping Older Adults, Younger Adults and Teens

  • Margarida RomeroEmail author
  • Hubert Ouellet
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9754)

Abstract

Digital game design is a complex activity relying on multiple skills of the 21st century as such creativity, problem solving, collaboration in interdisciplinary teams and computational thinking. The complexity of the knowledge modelling and creation process, game design is a powerful learning activity that could benefit in learning from childhood to older adults. Our experiences take advantage of the digital game design as a complex learning activity and engages learners from different age groups in a joint activity. In this paper, we analyze the scaffolding process of intergenerational game design activities as an instructional learning strategy. We argue that the process could help learners from different ages and backgrounds to collaborate together in doing progressive steps through their game design process.

Keywords

Older adults Digital game design Intergenerational learning Knowledge creation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculté des Sciences de l‘ÉducationUniversité LavalQuébecCanada

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