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Opening the door to games at Hutt Central School: The benefits of a syndicate-wide approach

Rachel Bolstad
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In term 2, 2017, four teachers at Hutt Central School initiated an inquiry into games across their Year 5/6 syndicate. The inquiry spiralled into a variety of learning opportunities, taking slightly different directions across the four classrooms and continuing to 'run in the background' for the rest of the year.

This case study describes why and how the syndicate chose to sustain a focus on games and game design in 2017, and what the teachers and their students had to say about games for learning as they were nearing the end of the school year. The case study was undertaken as part of NZCER’s exploratory Games for Learning research project. 

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