The Pedagogy of StarCraft

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A lightning talk about what a video game can teach us about learning and mastering our craft, whether it's software development or user experience.

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The Pedagogy of StarCraft

  1. 1. The Pedagogy Of What a video game can teach us about learning Andrew Cox @coxandrewSunday, February 10, 13
  2. 2. NOT about GamificationSunday, February 10, 13
  3. 3. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham LincolnSunday, February 10, 13
  4. 4. Sunday, February 10, 13
  5. 5. Real Time StrategySunday, February 10, 13
  6. 6. Balance of Macro and MicroSunday, February 10, 13
  7. 7. The Chess of Our TimeSunday, February 10, 13
  8. 8. Whyhave to do with programming? what does this do I care?Sunday, February 10, 13
  9. 9. What do I need to know?Sunday, February 10, 13
  10. 10. What do I need to know? How am I going to learn it?Sunday, February 10, 13
  11. 11. What do I need to know? How am I going to learn it? Am I getting any better?Sunday, February 10, 13
  12. 12. Learning Paths Pedagogy MetacognitionSunday, February 10, 13
  13. 13. Learning Paths Pedagogy MetacognitionSunday, February 10, 13
  14. 14. Learning PathsSunday, February 10, 13
  15. 15. Sunday, February 10, 13
  16. 16. it’s all about the FundamentalsSunday, February 10, 13
  17. 17. Sunday, February 10, 13
  18. 18. PedagogySunday, February 10, 13
  19. 19. Watch the ExpertsSunday, February 10, 13
  20. 20. Practice when it doesn’t countSunday, February 10, 13
  21. 21. CompeteSunday, February 10, 13
  22. 22. MetacognitionSunday, February 10, 13
  23. 23. You know exactly where you standSunday, February 10, 13
  24. 24. .. and you know where you’ve beenSunday, February 10, 13
  25. 25. Code ReviewsSunday, February 10, 13
  26. 26. Code Reviews KatasSunday, February 10, 13
  27. 27. Code Reviews Katas Reading CodeSunday, February 10, 13
  28. 28. Code Reviews Katas Reading Code TeachingSunday, February 10, 13
  29. 29. Sunday, February 10, 13
  30. 30. Mentors Screencasts Community of Practice Performance Metrics Intrinsic Motivation Deliberate Practice Coaching Pair Gaming Leveling UpSunday, February 10, 13
  31. 31. Learning about Learning • The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin • Brain Rules by John Medina • How People Learn from NAP (Free) • Knowing what Students Know / Executive Summary from NAP (Free)Sunday, February 10, 13

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