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ERIC Number: EJ1194251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Re-Playing Maimonides' Codes: Designing Games to Teach Religious Legal Systems
Gottlieb, Owen
Teaching Theology & Religion, v21 n4 p246-259 Oct 2018
"Lost & Found" is a game series, created at the Initiative for Religion, Culture, and Policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology MAGIC Center. The series teaches medieval religious legal systems. This article uses the first two games of the series as a case study to explore a particular set of processes to conceive, design, and develop games for learning. It includes the background leading to the author's work in games and teaching religion, and the specific context for the "Lost & Found" series. It discusses the rationale behind working to teach religious legal systems more broadly, then discuss the hermeneutics influencing the approach to understanding the legal systems being modeled, and closes with a discussion of the kind of teaching and learning involved in the design of the games and early stage data on the public play of the games.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York