Sasha Barab plays games at the ECAWA Conference!

Professor Sasha Barab from Indiana University USA will be a keynote at the ECAWA 2010 State Conference on the topic: Transformational Play: Why Educators Should Care about Games.

Be at Canning College by 9am on Wednesday the 29th of September for the opening keynote address of the Conference to see what he’s been doing with serious games –  More information about the ECAWA 2010 State Conference is at http://ecawa.wa.edu.au/old//conferences/state-conference-10/

Sasha Barab is the Barbara Jacobs Chair of Technology in the School of Education, a position with the goal of supporting staff in the area of teaching with technology. He is also the director of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology. The CRLT has as its mission to promote and support a community of scholars dedicated to research and professional development on the design, use, and implementation of technology to improve learning.

Previous to his academic career he has been a secondary teacher in Physical Education, English, Computing and a primary teacher. He has taught in Africa, Thailand, Burma and the United States. His more recent research interests have revolved around the use of game-based methodologies and immersive world technologies to engage children within compelling narratives with transformational play.  From http://inkido.indiana.edu/barab/

Get involved!

The ECAWA 2010 State Conference will be held at Canning College, Marquis Street, Bentley, on Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th of September, 2010, and in the first week of the September / October school holidays.

There are many opportunities for ECAWA members to be involved in all sorts of ways in this important annual event, made all the more important in the 2010 and 2011 lead up to ACEC 2012 in Perth,  so please register your interest in the ECAWA 2010 State Conference or make your offer now, by emailing secretary@ecawa.wa.edu.au or see bit.ly/dAvZKY for the latest information.

Be a Presenter!

If you are interested in presenting a workshop or a paper, leading or participating in a panel discussion or making a shorter presentation please download the 2010 Conference Presenter Form (Word.doc) and send a completed copy to conferencepresentations@ecawa.wa.edu.au as soon as possible.

If you would like any additional information or to discuss an idea for a presentation please contact the Programme Coordinator, Martin Cooper conferencepresentations@ecawa.wa.edu.au

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