Games Theory: Engaging Students Through Games in the Classroom

David Walker, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

Keeping students engaged in the classroom can be a chore in the digital age. Professors need to compete with Facebook, Twitter, Internet Poker, Farmville, Words With Friends, and probably a few dozen other digital distractions we can't yet identify. Skills professors often have additional hurdles in teaching subject matter many students often consider dry. However, keeping the competitive nature of many law students in mind, introducing games into the classroom can help keep students engaged, especially when it may impact their grade. Such games, based on the subject-matter and skills you expect students to learn, while simple in execution can yield positive results. This session will illustrate some games that have used to keep legal skills and academic support students engaged in the classroom, while providing suggestions for creating more. Learning is fun. We'll make a game out of it.

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Time slot: 
14 June 16:00 - 17:00
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