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S.A. Barab


Sasha Barab is a Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the  Teachers College  at  Arizona State University. He also co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the  Center for Games and Impact . Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized  Learning Scientist  who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using games for impact. His research has resulted in numerous grants, dozens of articles, and multiple chapters in edited books, which investigate knowing and learning in its material, social, and cultural context. Leveraging design-based and impact-based research methodologies, his work focuses the design and research of game-infused learning environments to support a more knowledgeable, compassionate, and committed citizenship.

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Barab, S. A., Jackson, C. S., and Hughes, K. 2015. The power of play in the digital age: For the good of a young republic.

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Arici, A., Barab, S. A. 2016. "Producing sustainable and scaled impact: A Human-centric framework." Educational Technologies: Challenges, Applications, and Learning Outcomes, eds. L. Lin and B. K. Atkinson. Nova Science Publishers.

Barab, S. A., Arici, A. 2016. "An eco-centric framework for game-enabled impact: Lessons learned from the Quest2Teach project." Exploding the Castle: Rethinking how video games & game mechanics can shape the future of education, eds. M. Y. Young and S. T. Slota. Information Age.

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Barab, S.A. and Aguilera, E. The art and science of innovation for impact: An eco-centric framework for cultivating change. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Barab, S.A. "An Ecological Model of Impact Innovation: Building Interpretive Space for Anticipatory Action and the Potential to Thrive." The art and science of innovation for impact: An eco-centric framework for cultivating change, eds. S. A. Barab and E. Aguilera. New York: Springer Publishing Company.