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ERIC Number: ED571584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Telling the Story of MindRising: Minecraft, Mindfulness and Meaningful Learning
Butler, Deirdre; Brown, Mark; Críosta, Gar Mac
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS), Education Technologies (ICEduTECH), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (Melbourne, Australia, Dec 6-8, 2016)
This paper describes a unique project known as MindRising Games. It reports how the innovative use of Minecraft™ combined with the principles of mindfulness and meaningful learning contributed to rich digital story telling. MindRising Games was a competition, which was part of the 100-year commemoration of the Easter Rising, designed to celebrate 200 years of the Island of Ireland. It involved over 450 young people and educators from nearly every corner of Ireland in a digital exploration of the past, the present and the future. In brief, MindRising Games was about telling digital stories through the experiences of today's youth in reflecting on the events of 1916 and reimaging what the next 100 years could bring for Ireland. Participants were required to create a project portfolio in Sway, build a virtual world in Minecraft™ and make a short video showcasing their efforts. These videos provide a rich archive and valuable insight in to the level of mindfulness and meaningful learning generated by the MindRising Games projects. [For full proceedings, see ED571459.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland