McGowan DLC Design Space (MG001)
411 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
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Closed to the Public

Come to the DLC Design Space to learn about a few educational games that have been newly acquired by the Library! One such game is “The Empathy Toy.” Though initially designed to help bridge conversational gaps between the visually impaired and the sighted, The Empathy Toy has morphed into a toy/tool that is being used in innovation and design labs in universities and corporations across the country. Games created for The Empathy Toy reveal the relationship between empathy, creativity, play, and learning in the 21st century. They offer opportunities for students of all ages to apply and refine empathy in four domains including creative dialogue, teamwork & collaboration, autonomous learning, and making connections. Youtube:

The Library has two Empathy Toy Kits. One kit includes The Educator’s Guidebook. The other includes The Facilitators Guidebook. They can be checked out, (for a 3 day loan period), at the Front Desk. Come take a look - because “Toys are not really as innocent as they look. Toys and games are preludes to serious ideas.” (Charles and Ray Eames, industrial designers, inventors, philosophers of creativity.)

Sponsored by:
Digital Learning and Inquiry - MIIS; MIIS-Library

Contact Organizer

Bob Cole