Playing the Hidden Curriculum

Playing the Hidden Curriculum: Exposing, materializing and questioning the unwritten rules of higher education is a research project that aims to adress the unwritten social and cultural rules in education, so that the UU will foster its education in a more social and inclusive way.

Editorial Team
31-05-2024 // Education, Insights, News // Games Beyond Entertainment, Multi theme, Social Games and Play

New Game Research website launched – Call for Participation

The new website of the Center for Game Research has launched, the new platform for game researchers at at Utrecht University. All are invited to contribute.

Editorial Team
16-04-2024 // News // Multi theme

Summer School on Game Design and Development

Utrecht University's Summer School on Game Design and Development is approaching maximum capacity of 30 students.

dr. Sander Bakkes, dr. Julian Frommel
12-04-2024 // Education, Events // Multi theme

Week of the Game @ Utrecht University

Here is the full up to date programme overview for Utrecht University's Week of the Game 2024.

dr. René Glas, dr. Jasper van Vught
18-03-2024 // Events // Multi theme

Fostering an open mind and open attitude in higher education using games and art-based educational activities 

With the use of art and media tools such as dialogical art, game play, and game development, this project aims to foster a space wherein it is possible to discuss complex topics, and for students with diverging opinions to be able to civilly discuss while learning from one another and developing a greater understanding of those whose opinions may differ from their own.

Editorial Team
28-06-2023 // Insights, Longread, News // Games Beyond Entertainment, Multi theme

Taking Playful Scholarship Seriously: Discursive Game Design as a Means of Tackling Intractable Controversies

The article at hand explores the concept of playful scholarship, focusing specifically on the use of playfulness in re-assessing the collaboration between academia and societal partners to tackle “intractable policy controversies” (Schön and Rein 1994, p. 23)—i.e., challenges in which opposing parties operate with conflicting frames (often without even noticing).

Editorial Team
14-09-2021 // Education, Insights, Publications // Criticism and Analysis, Games and Sustainability, Games Beyond Entertainment, Multi theme