Refugees Learning Through Gameplay

10:25 - 10:35am EDT

Center for Architecture

Presented at: Games for Change

Each year, tens of thousands of refugees from around the world resettle in the United States for safety and opportunity. Traditionally, these refugees learn about post-resettlement life through print materials and classroom facilitation. To move refugee orientation beyond the classroom, the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) partnered with Dozen Eyes to create a game in which refugees explore relevant opportunities and challenges with limited resources. CAL and Dozen Eyes will speak about their efforts to balance the need to convey key messages with good game play and the challenge of meeting the needs of populations outside the mainstream.