1.16 Interview with Jordan Bolay / Dungeons and Dragons
It's heeeeeere! I'm so excited to share this Teachin' Books episode on Dungeons and Dragons, featuring Dr. Jordan Bolay, who is an instructor of English at Pearson College UWC.
Even if you're not a DnD player, I think you'll like our chat! We get into: DnD as an experiential learning practice, and as a text to be studied in literature classes (plus, as a language-learning tool); games and play in the classroom; and roleplay as a method to teach issues around ethics, empathy, and ecological justice.
And if you're an instructor who is interested in using DnD in your classes, Jordan shares his three-week plan and lays out the preparations, logistics, and challenges of teachin' with DnD. Thank you, Jordan!
- With Allie McFarland, Jordan co-founded and edits the fantastic antilang. magazine, published by The Anti-Languorous Project: check it out!
- Find out more about Pearson College UWC, including a Land Welcome by Chief Russ Chipps of the Sc'ianew First Nation.
- This episode's image is a picture of some awesome dice I got from my rad friend Dev. Thanks, Dev! :D
- Check out Morning Thompson's billboard project, "Illusions of Peace," at PAVED Arts in Saskatoon. The project was initially part of an exhibit at Chokecherry Studios, and you can find more about how to support Chokecherry, and their upcoming and ongoing events, here.
The podcast music is by Dyalla Swain, whose work you can find here. The podcast graphics are by @muskrathands.
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**The transcript for this episode is available here.**