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Copyright Dough: A playful approach to teaching copyright

Pyman, Hannah and Sundsbø, Katrine (2021) 'Copyright Dough: A playful approach to teaching copyright.' Journal of Information Literacy, 15 (1). pp. 54-67. ISSN 1750-5968

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Abstract

This project report describes a playful approach to teaching copyright through a newly developed game entitled Copyright Dough. As copyright literacy has become increasingly important in scholarly communication, this paper explores how a more engaging teaching method is essential for getting researchers, students, academics, and library staff to feel comfortable and confident in discussing copyright, a topic that is often met with anxiety. Drawing upon the existing literature on play, games, and active learning, this paper highlights how incorporating these concepts together can lead to a welcoming and safe space, bringing open and honest discussion. In achieving these goals, it is shown that not only is engagement with copyright increased, but learning objectives are also achieved in a meaningful and memorable way.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: active learning; copyright; copyright literacy; creative commons; games ; playful learning; scholarly communication
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 12:50
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:22
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31775

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