mardi 12 juillet 2016

The Transformative Potential of Role-Playing Games: From Play Skills to Human Skills [Peer-reviewed article]

Daniau, S. (2016). The Transformative Potential of Role-Playing Games: From Play Skills to Human Skills. Simulation & Gaming, 47(4), 423‑444.

Role-playing game is framed in a wide historical context of education and person-centered development. Applications of the RPGs and benefits for players and groups are listed.
TF-RPG is for "trans-formative role-playing game". It focuses on play experience and it is different from educational role-playing games (which focus on educational goals).
Each game session of this study ends with a long structured debriefing driven by the gamemaster (it lasts at least one third of game). This important phase allows the players to deepen and to comment their game experience. This phase can lead to a self-transformation.

To link with the concept of «Edu-RPG» (Bowman, 2014) [forthcoming post]
A part of this article was discussed in a chapter, see (Daniau, 2015).

Other publications of this author:
  • Daniau, S. (2015). De l’expérience ludique aux compétences humaines : le potentiel formatif des jeux de rôles ludiques. Dans L. Mermet & N. Zaccaï-Reyners (Éd.), Au prisme du jeu: concepts, pratiques, perspectives (p. 137‑153). Paris: Hermann. Consulté à l’adresse
  • Daniau, S. (2012). Le développement de compétences par le jeu de rôle formatif. Présenté à Colloque international du CIRDEP/OCE-UQAM, Montréal: HEC. Consulté à l’adresse
  • Daniau, S., & Bélanger, P. (2010). Jeu de rôle ludique et apprentissage. Applications formatives et transformation de l’individu. Dans J. Bédard & G. Brougère (Éd.), Jeu et apprentissage: quelles relations? (p. 203‑226). Sherbrooke, QC: Editions du CRP.
  • Daniau, S. (2005). Jeu de Rôle Formatif et maturation des adultes. Co-recherche-action-formation et approche écobiopsychosociale (Doctorat Sciences de l’Éducation). Université Paul Valéry – Montpellier III, Montpellier. Consulté à l’adresse
More publications of this author in the Zotero database.

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