Workshops AzPlay 2015
- What Do We Learn About History and Technology by Playing with VideoGames?
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am / 11:30am – 1:00pm.
Workshops arranged with schools (4th, 5th and 6th year Primary), Special Education Centres and associations working with Functional Cognitive Diversity. Reserve the visit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AzPlay programme is completed with the educational workshop ‘What Do We Learn About History and Technology by Playing with VideoGames?’ imparted by Carlos González Tardón, Ph.D. in Psychology, Leisure & Human Development, and founder of People&Videogames, in the Mediateka BBK.
It’s a hybrid theory-practical workshop where boys and girls will learn about historical and technological development since 1950 to the present day, playing with the most important videogames of each period. What has the Cold War got to do with Tetris? How much room did the first computers occupy? How could an almost ruined entrepreneur build a millionaire industry? The idea is that from a game movement you can acquire knowledge, but in a localised fluid fashion adapted to your skills and maturity. That is, you learn through play.