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Thursday, February 9 • 11:00 - 12:00
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.

Speakers
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Daniel Hodges

Hazard Gaming
Originally from England and then New Zealand, Daniel has been a a roleplaying game writer/publisher for ten years, a teacher for 20, and a roleplayer for 30. In this time he has tried, wherever possible, to foster roleplaying amongst students and adults alike.


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Chairperson Heather Ross - Pembina Hills #22
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English