Critical Thinking Unleashed with Esports: Level Up you Students with Rocket League

James R. Birt, Nikolche Vasilevski

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Abstract

This workshop delves into the concept of critical thinking and its significance in today's media-driven world. Contrary to popular belief, critical thinking does not equate to negativity; rather, it emphasises the need for meticulous interpretation and evaluation of information to arrive at well-informed conclusions. The workshop sheds light on prevalent pitfalls and cognitive biases that impede careful thinking, while offering strategies to overcome them. Participants engage in hands-on activities, such as playing Rocket League and participating in critical dialogues, to experience how structured conversations can enhance reasoning and decision-making skills. Attendees practice asking crucial questions, challenging assumptions, and exploring alternative options. By employing learned problem-solving abilities and decision-making processes, participants critically reflect on these options through guided discussions and evaluate decisions beyond their mere outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2023
EventAustralian Teachers of Media National Conference Screen Horizons - Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 7 Jul 20239 Jul 2023
https://screenhorizons.atomqld.org.au/

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Teachers of Media National Conference Screen Horizons
Abbreviated titleATOM Screen Horizons
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period7/07/239/07/23
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