As a doctoral candidate, I proposed a game-for-change to teach about injustice. Play to learn about the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) treaty delineating basic rights children should be afforded like family, food... freedom of expression. All UN nations ratified but one. U.S.A. is still outstanding. Research reflects that digital game based learning can bring about change for good. Games can educate while adjusting attitudes (Gee, 2008; Jones, 2008).
Over half of marriages in USA end in divorce (Center for Disease Control, 2014). What if they disagree over child issues? Children are divided like assets without their words being heard. CRC Article #12 states children should have the right to be heard in legal proceedings affecting them. I led the CRC Florida Grassroots Committee; worked with Denise Brown, speaking about domestic violence effects on children; and was appointed by Justice O'Connor to the iCivics Teacher’s Council to support games created to educate about government and civic responsibility. This established network and my doctoral committee’s expertise supports the next step. Ready to join us in this endeavor?