Journal of Futures Studies

Serious Play: Transforming Futures Thinking Through Gamebased Curriculum Design

Abstract

This article gives a description of how gamification is being used to redesign the futures core curriculum at Tamkang University. Eight game-based activities have been developed and delivered during the 2017 school year are explained. Over 600 students have participated in some or all of the games described in this article. Gaming and gamification is a relatively new way of engaging students of futures studies, and it has been found to be an effective way to enhance students’ learning.

Keywords:  Gaming, Gamification, Images of the future, Collaborative working style, CLA, Futures triangle, Postnormal, Futures wheel, World café.

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Journal of Futures Studies

Tamkang University, Tamsui Campus
Taipei, Taiwan 251
Tel: 886 2-2621-5656 ext. 3001
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ISSN 1027-6084