Sketch: Imagination Needs Moodling

  • Debra Josephson Abrams


Not until I was a doctoral student and studying learning styles and multiple intelligences did I discover how I learn and realise I am not stupid. As one familiar with the crucial role that play serves throughout our lives, and as a Freirean who knows authentic education is transformative and liberating, I have for years integrated play into my English and ESL courses. In this sketch I describe and evaluate games that I have developed and successfully implemented in my pre-college ESL courses and college English composition courses. In this way students are encountering play prior to their university experiences and in preparation for them.


Games Stories Literature circles Multiple intelligences Learning English 


  1. Kapp, K. M. (2014). Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing. Available at Accessed June 21, 2017 (Online).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Debra Josephson Abrams
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  1. 1.Seoul National University of Science and TechnologySeoulSouth Korea

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