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How game worlds are helping health-care workers practise compassionate clinical responses

By David Chandross, Contract Lecturer in Digital Media, Toronto Metropolitan University
Raquel Meyer, Adjunct lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
A game world is a fantasy universe based on a story and a theme.

In learning contexts, such as in schools or professional continuing education, game worlds permit us to teach complex subjects in an engaging way by rehearsing competencies and roles in a fictional narrative.

But games also invite game users into contemplation. In the work of some researchers, contemplative learning is learning that enables deeper engagement by including elements from the…The Conversation

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