Our characters have taught us all sorts of interesting and useful life skills, like public speaking and picking locks!  Come join Porter and Steve while they discuss personal growth through gaming and explore the ways that we support and scaffold each other towards our developmental goals and values.

Steve Discont can found on twitter at @bearlynormal, and Porter Green at @DagmarRugosa.

You can go to the following URLs or research articles to learn about some of the topics discussed in this episode:

Roleplay for Development: “The Surprising Benefits for Role-Playing Games (and How to Get Started)” by Patrick Allan

Counseling Psychology vs Clinical Psychology” by the Society of Counseling Psychology

Salas, E., Tannenbaum, S. I., Kraiger, K., & Smith-Jentsch, K. A. (2012). The science of training and development in organizations: What matters in practice. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 13(2), 74-101. https://doi.org/10.1177/1529100612436661

3 Benefits of Making Role-Play Part of Training” by John Buelow

Gagné, R. M., Briggs, L. J., & Wager, W. W. (1992). Principles of instructional design (4th ed.). Orlando: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Doolittle, P.E. (1997) Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development as a Theoretical Foundation for Cooperative Learning. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 8(1), 83-103.

Wass, R., & Golding, C. (2014) Sharpening a tool for teaching: the zone of proximal development. Teaching in Higher Education, 19(6), 671-684. DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2014.901958

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