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|Session Name:||Building Safer Spaces in Game Education|
|Speaker(s):||Bonnie Ruberg, Jane Pinckard|
|Company Name(s):||University of Southern California, University of Southern California|
|Track / Format:||GDC Education Summit|
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At a time of controversy and conflict, how can we make game education "safer" for expressions of diversity? Building from last year's "Socially Responsible Game Education" session, this talk will provide attendees with actionable take-aways for making their classrooms more welcoming to students from diverse backgrounds. It will also address how to model respectful dialogue between students and address in-class conflict and problematic content in student work. The speakers will use "case studies" from their own experiences in the classroom to illustrate the potential pitfalls and powerful rewards of making game education safer.