David Eng

St. Thomas Aquinas College

David Eng

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Biography

Games have demonstrated to be intuitive, challenging, and engaging. But can we use games to educate college students? Turns out we CAN use table top games to facilitate a connection in an academic environment. This presentation highlights the findings of a doctoral dissertation where game structure, self-determination, social connection, and strategy all provide insight on how to better serve and support undergraduate students in student affairs practice. Practical applications as well as theoretical findings are discussed.