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Mining Constructivism in the University: The case of creative mode
Understanding Minecraft: Essays on Play, Community and Possibilities
  • Jeffrey Brand, Bond University
  • Penny de Byl, Bond University
  • Scott J. Knight, Bond University
  • James Hooper, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2014
Document Type
Book Chapter
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Brand, J., De Byl, P., Knight, S., & Hooper, J. (2014). Mining constructivism in the University: The case of creative mode. In N. Garrelts (Ed.), Understand Minecraft: Essays on Play, community and Possiblilities (pp. 57-74). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers.

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© Copyright, 2014 Nate Garrelts. All rights reserved

2014 HERDC submission

ISBN
9781476618159
Abstract

Extract: The reconstruction of the modern university is under way, and it extends beyond Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Just as the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) has re-imagined urban spaces in Minecraft (Mojang, 2011) through the block by block initiative (blockbyblock.org), so too have educators re-imagined the space and meaning of the University Campus. This chapter presents the potential of Minecraft to help students and professors re-think university spaces and university education by presenting a detailed case study of the integration of the standard, unmodified release of Minecraft operating in creative mode into an experimental university class.

Citation Information
Jeffrey Brand, Penny de Byl, Scott J. Knight and James Hooper. "Mining Constructivism in the University: The case of creative mode" Jefferson, North CarolinaUnderstanding Minecraft: Essays on Play, Community and Possibilities (2014) p. 57 - 74
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/scott_knight/4/