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by Hawke Robinson published May 30, 2016 03:30 PM, last modified Oct 02, 2017 08:01 PM
This page provides some key areas of note specifically of interest for education professionals.

RPG Research at Seattle Children's Hospital


Many schools, facilities, organizations, and professionals throughout the world, have found that using role-playing games are highly effective as instructional modalities for increasing student engagement and retention in many academic topics.

In the area of education, it is a well researched evidence-based area where RPGs have been proven an effective facilitation technique to achieve specific measurable hoals.

Here is a collection of research using RPGs for education:


Appropriately using role-playing games for serious academic topics can help enable students to engage with their already assigned primary sources in ways that conventional seminar-style discussion does not. Studies in education and psychology have shown that role-playing helps students practice empathy and communication. For example, using a historical role-playing game can encourage students to inhabit a worldview wholly unlike their own. They can then emerge with a new understanding of the thinking and logic used during that time period, supporting controversial or complex topics.




Vale says:
Jul 19, 2017 06:49 AM
The link above ([…]/rpg-education) is leading into the void :(. It'd be great if you could fix that.
Kind regards,
Hawke Robinson
Hawke Robinson says:
Jul 19, 2017 10:09 AM
So sorry about that error. Link has been fixed. Thank you so much for pointing it out so that it could fixed.