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    Dundee students design city waterfront using Minecraft

    5 June 2015

    Dundee school pupils have created their plans for the future of the city's waterfront, using the game Minecraft.

    Primary students have spent a few months using the popular video game to design plans for the area, which is currently undergoing the PS1bn's renewal.

    Dundee City Council and University of Dundee was the main sponsors of the project.

    The design of the plans was considered, as well as the support for tourism education and job creation.

    In addition to the Minecraft Youth Camp that involves primary 6 and 7 pupils from across the city students from nine secondary schools have taken part in a similar Minecraft Youth Camp, funded by the university and TAYplan.

    Students were working in groups using Playstation and XBox consoles. They connected to whiteboards in classrooms , and made use of them to imagine and develop their ideas of the city’s waterfront.

    'Hugely enthusiastic'

    Derek Robertson, Dundee University's school for education, stated that the game was a "huge phenomena" that enticed children.

    He added that "We must understand the online spaces that children are using and how they can influence their learning."

    "If we are looking to engage children in subjects such as environmental design and design, then games and apps like this can be a great tool.

    "The children we have worked with over the last few months have been hugely enthusiastic and have created some really great work. Some of it could be a challenge for the city planners, but this is the beauty of Minecraft that they can make anything."

    Mr. Robertson was recently invited along with 49 other teachers from all over the world to participate in an Minecraft Educators Summit in Los Angeles to discuss how Minecraft can be best used in formal and informal learning.

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