Playful Problem Solving

PI: David Deliema; Co-PIs: Bodong Chen, Keisha Varma; External Co-PIs: S. Salehi, M. Bernacki, and C. Anderson

This project will focus on Baba is You, a challenging, elegant, and fun puzzle game, as a context for developing a problem solving measurement tool and a general purpose dialogic scaffolding framework that can be used by instructors and parents to understand and deepen students’ problem solving practices. Baba Is You provides an auspicious context for this work because participants visibly interact with the rules on the screen, have to question/re-shape the goal (a real-world problem-solving constraint), rewind without a cost when the avatar dies, and advance through the game building on past skills.

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