Game mechanics, Roleplay, and Narrative – Critically learning values through games

Sebastian Öhman

In 2018, the Swedish Parliament decided to make the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child a civil law, which will be implemented in the year 2020. The consequences of the decision are not unproblematic. The public debate, as well as research, shows that parents have a problem seeing how their style of parenting could correlate with the Convention’s legal text. The parents express hopelessness towards the notion of child upbringing. This thesis is an exploratory pilot study aiming to prepare and generate new knowledge for a project commissioned by Save the Children with the goal to develop a game to decrease the knowledge gap between parents and children regarding what the Convention means for their relationship.

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