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A number of NZCER staff contribute to our blogs and we link to and draw on external expertise. We hope it is a useful source of information, ideas and support about NZCER's research, tools and wider educational and assessment issues. We welcome your questions and comments.

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For the past couple of years I’ve been researching classrooms where teachers and students have taken on game design as a vehicle for learning. I've read extensive international research (and some rhetoric) on games and game design and its potential for learning.

Date posted: 10 April 2018

In case you missed it...

We've put out a call for contributions to a special issue of set: Research information for teachers on the theme of "Playing, gaming, and learning"

Are you keen to write for this special issue?

Extended abstracts of up to 800 words are due by Friday April 20, 2018.

Date posted: 6 April 2018

By Rachel Bolstad

Over the past two summers I've posted some recommendations for things to read, watch, listen to, or play if you're interested in games, gamification, and game design for learning.

Date posted: 16 March 2018

By Rachel Bolstad

Last summer I gave you some recommendations for things to read, watch, or listen to on the theme of “games for learning”. You can find last year’s list here.

Date posted: 18 December 2017

By Jo MacDonald

For my summer recommended reading list I’ve selected five recent projects from The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) that have important findings about literacy learning — from early years to tertiary. 

Date posted: 13 December 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

This post is part of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference.

Date posted: 14 November 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

This post is part of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference

Date posted: 26 October 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

This post is part of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference.

Have you, or your students, ever imagined working in game design or another creative digital industry?

Date posted: 24 October 2017

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