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Exploring Worldbuilders

Leah Dunga introduces the Worldbuilders project.

The Worldbuilders project is a two-year action research programme from the National Videogames Museum and the Maker{Futures} programme at the University of Sheffield aimed at increasingly confidence in teachers using media arts to teach digital literacies.

In this video, Leah Dungay from the NVM explains the aims of the project and how it functions as an avenue to learn new skills and new ways of interacting with children.

How do you feel a project like this could benefit your situation?

Below is some feedback from teachers taking part.

“Absolutely brilliant. The hesitation that was initially there evaporated so quickly and it was clear how we were totally inspired. It is easy to imagine how successful this could be in a classroom – particularly with our disadvantaged learners who may not have such rich experiences to build their imaginations collaboratively. Learning to be open to play in KS2 is invaluable.”
“Brilliant way in for creative writing. So much freedom and ownership for the children.”
“Wow! What a wonderful way to hook and inspire a child to step out of their comfort zone. The possibilities felt endless and I can imagine even the most reluctant writer or child that perhaps hasn’t had such a rich life experience to deepen and further their imagination. Just fascinating!”
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