New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy International Conference

Start date: 27th June 2019

End date: 28th June 2019

Location: Manchester Metropolitan University

New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy International Conference

The Manchester Metropolitan University announces its “New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy International Conference”, which will bring together international researchers in all areas of Modern Languages, Pedagogy and Transmedia. This conference is being convened by the Manchester Metropolitan University and supported by the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) project entitled ‘Cross-language dynamics: reshaping community’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

For more information please contact Dr Carmen Herrero (c.herrero@mmu.ac.uk) and Ms Marta F Suarez (m.suarez@mmu.ac.uk). Registration fees: £150 | Concessionary rate (postgraduates): £80

John Lean: Play and Participation

Date: 27th February 2019

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: MMU, Brooks Building. Room 1.22

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John Lean: Play and Participation

John Lean is a third-year PhD scholar at Man Met’s Education and Social Research Institute. In his PhD project, he uses his work with Foundation Year Education students to examine the way in which play can transform participation in higher education.

In this seminar John will discuss how what started out as a straightforward design-based project has, through embracing play as a cultural form, become more about how games can be used as an extended metaphor to understand and enhance undergraduates’ experiences of university.

 

Royal Society Open Event

Date: 27th November 2018

Location: The Royal Society, London

Royal Society Open Event

The Open Event for the Flooding From Intense Rainfall programme is being held at the Royal Society, and the Games Research Network has been invited  to present Catan: Global Warming to the delegates.

 

INSET Using Video Games and Storytelling in Language Learning and teaching: French / Spanish

Date: 10th November 2018

Time: 10:30 - 13:00

Location: MMU Business School 5.04

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INSET / CPD for MFL teachers. It is aimed at teachers of French and Spanish working in Sixth Forms and Colleges, specifically year 10 and 11, but it can be applied to A-Level students. The focus is to develop storytelling and transmedia literacy at GCSE in the language classroom: The use of video games as an educative tool.

Tickets £15 (course fee)

 

Halloween in the City: Spooky Board Games

Date: 27th October 2018

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: The Royal Exchange Theatre Foyer

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Halloween in the City: Spooky Board Games

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Games Research Network and The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies present Spooky Board Games at the Royal Exchange Theatre. As you enjoy Halloween in the City, take a detour to the Royal Exchange where you can rest your weary feet and join us for a session of the best board games and creepiest card games for Halloween. No booking required. Simply drop in to enjoy a selection of games suitable for all ages. No idea how to play? No problem. We can run through the rules and get you started. Why not battle hordes of zombies, make pacts with strange creatures from beyond space and time, blast ghosts in a haunted house, and attend masquerade at Dracula’s castle…? Stay spooky and come play.

FREE. No booking required.

John Lean: Play and Participation

Date: 27th February 2019

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: MMU, Brooks Building. Room 1.22

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John Lean: Play and Participation

John Lean is a third-year PhD scholar at Man Met’s Education and Social Research Institute. In his PhD project, he uses his work with Foundation Year Education students to examine the way in which play can transform participation in higher education.

In this seminar John will discuss how what started out as a straightforward design-based project has, through embracing play as a cultural form, become more about how games can be used as an extended metaphor to understand and enhance undergraduates’ experiences of university.

 

New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy International Conference

Start date: 27th June 2019

End date: 28th June 2019

Location: Manchester Metropolitan University

New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy International Conference

The Manchester Metropolitan University announces its “New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy International Conference”, which will bring together international researchers in all areas of Modern Languages, Pedagogy and Transmedia. This conference is being convened by the Manchester Metropolitan University and supported by the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) project entitled ‘Cross-language dynamics: reshaping community’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

For more information please contact Dr Carmen Herrero (c.herrero@mmu.ac.uk) and Ms Marta F Suarez (m.suarez@mmu.ac.uk). Registration fees: £150 | Concessionary rate (postgraduates): £80

Details about our past meetings and events can be found here.