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ERIC Number: EJ1084551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
EPIC: A Framework for Using Video Games in Ethics Education
Schrier, Karen
Journal of Moral Education, v44 n4 p393-424 2015
Ethics education can potentially be supplemented through the use of video games. This article proposes a novel framework (Ethics Practice and Implementation Categorization [EPIC] Framework), which helps educators choose games to be used for ethics education purposes. The EPIC Framework is derived from a number of classic moral development, learning, and ethical decision-making models, including frameworks and theories associated with games and ethics, as well as prior empirical and theoretical research literature. The EPIC Framework consists of seven ethics education goals (e.g., building ethical awareness, practicing reflection, and enhancing character), and 12 strategies associated with ethics education, which are also present in video games (e.g., role-play, modeling, and simulation). Each of the framework's categories is described in detail, and the limitations of the framework are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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