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We the Gamers: How Games Teach Ethics and Civics

Karen Schrier


The world is in crisis. The people of the world are all connected, and rely on one another to make ethical decisions and to solve civic problems together. Ethics and civics have always mattered, but it is becoming more evident how much they matter. Teaching ethics and civics is essential to the future. This book argues that games can encourage the practice of ethics and civics. They can help people to connect, deliberate, reflect, and flourish. They can help people to reimagine systems and solve problems. Games are communities and public spheres. Like all communities, they may encourage care, ... More

Keywords: games, video games, civics, ethics, values, character, social studies, education, learning, civic engagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190926106
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190926106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Schrier, author
Director of the Games and Emerging Media Program, Marist College