Research Discussion: Game-Based Learning to Support English Vocabulary Acquisition for Emerging Bilinguals
220 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65203
Contact Email: MizzouEdDiversity@missouri.edu
Phone Number: (573) 882-0511
Game-Based Learning to Support English Vocabulary Acquisition for Emerging Bilinguals by Dr. Sam von Gillern (he/him)
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Dr. Sam von Gillern will present a review of the research on how video games can support emerging bilinguals’ English vocabulary acquisition. He will also explore how game-based learning can support diverse students in a variety of instructional contexts and lead a discussion on the relevance of gaming in modern youth culture and learning.
Dr. Sam von Gillern earned his doctorate at Iowa State University. His research focuses on digital literacies and game-based learning. He is particularly interested in how people learn and communicate through digital technologies, including video games. He enjoys facilitating experiences for preservice teachers to connect with the children in the community to promote learning opportunities for college students and children alike.