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Briefing paper – Games, adults and health sciences

Games related to the health sciences have been implemented for many, quite distinctive purposes. In this briefing paper two different aspects are discussed: a short orientation of those purposes that are highly present in the literature, i.e. games used in … Continue reading

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APA Vs. Teaching Games

On first site, adapted physical activity (APA) and teaching games for older adults don’t have any common bases. But we quickly discovered that both topics are all about being creative and finding the right adaptations in methods and materials in order to reach a certain goal. Achieving a physical, cognitive or social objective while playing a game or doing an activity is often more effective and fun. The Gambaloa final meeting was a wonderful experience,  hope to see you all soon again, … Continue reading

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Play Where You Are! – Playfulness in Everyday Spaces

It always surprises me how many angles and approaches there are to the idea of play, and the Gambaloa project meeting in Berlin was a perfect example. Researchers and practitioners with a background in physiotherapy, education, business and game design … Continue reading

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Briefing Paper – Game-based Learning in Business and Economics Education

“Capitalism is a system that enshrines the gambler as an essential part of its operation.” (D. Graeber) The briefing paper argues that there are structural similarities between the fields of economy and gaming that integrate topical and motivational aspects. Particularly … Continue reading

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Gambaloa: Older is Young Enough

Having followed the Gambaloa project with interest for some time, I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote at the project’s final conference in Berlin. Held at the Haus der Wirtschaft, at the west end of the Tiergarten, … Continue reading

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WHL games survey

Within the gambaloa context we conducted a small survey at the WHL in 2012. At the WHL we use different (business) games within different Master courses. Overall our students are rather critical in relation to the perceived utility of theses … Continue reading

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Final gambaloa conference – Older is Young Enough

gambaloa will hold its final conference in Berlin from 26th to 27th of June   Main topics of conference are: – Keynote by Alex Moseley (University of Leicester): Games for grown-ups: using non-digital games to create adult learning contexts – … Continue reading

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