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All the weblinks and references from the April 27 2012 edition of TESpro in one place

All the weblinks and references from the April 27 2012 edition of TESpro in one place


Making learning "beautiful"

Jesse Schell runs the video games studio Schell games in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and teaches at the Entertainment Technology Centre at Carnegie Mellon University, which is beginning to work with Manchester University.

He is formerly the creative director of the Disney virtual reality studio and is author of The Art of Game Design.

This article is based on a speech given at Learning Without Frontiers in London. A video can be found at:


Jesse Schell's own website is at:

The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game by Lee Sheldon

The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell

Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media, by Mizuko Ito et al

Authenticity: What consumers really want by James H Gilmore and B Joseph Pine

The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson

See also

TESpro on video-game-based learning and Quest to Learn school (November 4)TESpro on flipped Learning and the Khan Academy (October 28)


The neuroscience of creativity


(1) Thagard, P., and Stewart, T. C. The AHA! experience: creativity through emergent binding in neural networks. Cogn Sci35: 1-33.

(2) de Manzano, O., Cervenka, S., Karabanov, A., Farde, L., and Ullen, F. Thinking outside a less intact box: thalamic dopamine D2 receptor densities are negatively related to psychometric creativity in healthy individuals. PLoS One5: e10670.

(3) Subbotsky, E., Hysted, C., and Jones, N. Watching films with magical content facilitates creativity in children. Percept Mot Skills111: 261-77.

(4) Diamond, A., and Lee, K. Interventions shown to aid executive function development in children 4 to 12 years old. Science333: 959-64.

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Teens turn away from a world of `gay' slurs

The Declining Significance of Homophobia: how teenage boys are redefining masculinity and heterosexuality, by Mark McCormack, is published by OUP.


Dr Mark McCormack, Brunel University


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