CFP: Games and Learning (5/1/07; e-journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Hammer
contact email:

The online peer-refereed journal e-Learning seeks submissions for its
special issue on "Games and Learning."

We hope to explore a broad definition of both "game" and "learning," one
which encompasses learning in its diverse aspects (pedagogical, curricular,
sociological, economic, philosophical and political) as well as both digital
and non-digital games. We seek to investigate intellectual, creative,
social, and physical forms of learning, both in the classroom and outside
it. Learning in games, learning around games, learning with games, and
learning about games all fall within the purview of this topic.

We particularly encourage contributions from graduate students, emerging
scholars, educators, and non-traditional sources such as game developers and

Appropriate topics include the following:

- Research on games as learning tools

- Theoretical work on games and education

- Gameplay and learning outside the classroom

- Preparation for future learning and play

- Game design as educational practice

- Design and development of learning games

- Learning how to play games

- Player culture and social learning around games

- Close analysis of individual games

- Models of inquiry and problem-solving in play

- Physical play and learning

- Creativity and games

- Social and emotional development in games and play

Additionally, we encourage interested parties to suggest further topics
around the intersection of games and learning, broadly defined.

For more information on the journal, visit

Please submit abstracts of 250-500 words by May 1 to Jessica Hammer at Full papers by August 1.

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