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Thursday, February 8 • 11:45 - 12:45
Dungeons & Dragons & Social Skills

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The value of role play has been recognized for decades as a low risk way to help people rehearse interpersonal interactions and coping strategies. Dungeons and Dragons, and other roleplaying games, can serve a similar same function for students. In fact, they have an advantage over free-form role play due the carefully constructed worlds and rules integral to play. The codified structures help students by providing clearly defined and understandable frameworks in which to act. In this session we will look at what roleplaying games are and how they can be used as a way to improve social skills, resiliency, and self-confidence.

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Daniel Hodges

Hazard Gaming
Daniel began his teaching career in New Zealand, moved to Fort McMurray, and then to Edmonton. He has been a math and shop teacher with Black Gold regional schools for the last ten years.


Thursday February 8, 2018 11:45 - 12:45 MST
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  Guidance / Counselling  General Interest / Intérêt Général
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English