«Learn to play and play to learn - the role of gaming in education» - A Distinguished Lecture by Zigor Hernandorena on June 28, 2018

In this Distinguished Lecture, Zigor will discuss how video games could be created into fantastically efficient, flexible and deployable learning platforms, perfectly adapted to the needs of a renewed education for the 21st century.

June 28, 2018 | New Delhi, INDIA

Join UNESCO MGIEP’s 2018 Distinguished Lecture featuring Zigor Hernandorena, Senior Project Manager – Fun Learning Department at Ubisoft, an organisation that has developed world-renowned games such as The Division, Far Cry, Watch Dog and Assassin's Creed Franchise. At Ubisoft, Zigor is in charge of developing games that will provide the player with actionable knowledge and/or expertise.

In this Distinguished Lecture, Zigor will discuss how video games could be created into fantastically efficient, flexible and deployable learning platforms, perfectly adapted to the needs of a renewed education for the 21st century. It is quite common to stigmatise video games as the antithesis of education. Rightly so, considering the violence and inanity of most of their contents. But video games are not only contents; they are also a great know-how acquired over the years. Join us for our sixth Distinguished Lecture on a very engaging and relevant topic. 

Event Details:
Distinguished Lecture hosted by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, INDIA

Date of Event: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Timing: Registrations commence 5:30 pm onwards. Lecture starts at 6 pm, followed by High Tea

Venue: UNESCO New Delhi, 1, San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 110021

The lecture is open by invite only to educators, students, game designers and developers, ed-tech organisations or those interested in the field of games for learning. Please register for the event here

About the Speaker – Mr. Zigor HERNANDORENA
 

Armed with a PhD in law, Zigor (now a French expert in games for learning) went straight into video games, helping to create the Third Party Development department at Ubisoft. After joining Apple and then Handspring as Partnership Manager for Europe, he moved away from the tech industry and worked for 10 years as Art Director at Jeune Afrique, a French publishing group. Back at Ubisoft since 2016, he is Senior Project Manager of the newly created Fun Learning department and is in charge of developing games that will provide the player with actionable knowledge and/or expertise.

About The Distinguished Lecture Series
 

The Distinguished Lecture Series invites speakers of global eminence to spark transformative ideas for our shared future. In a world of unprecedented complexity, interdependence and opportunity to talk across boundaries, the discourse for the future will have to be led by the world’s brightest minds in dialogue with youth. These Lectures are expected to inspire a larger international dialogue on a more peaceful and sustainable world, built through better education, inclusive spaces, and global citizenship. Previous lecturers include: Ms. Tawakkol Karman (Nobel Laureate 2011); Dr. Scilla Elworthy; Prof. Sugata Mitra; Prof. Martha Nussbaum; Madame Irina Bokova; Prof. KP Mohanan and Sir Partha Dasgupta.

For further details on the Distinguished Lectures Series or to view past lectures / talks, visit: http://mgiep.unesco.org/distinguished-lecture-series