A Table-Top Role-Playing Game (TTRPG) for Developing Higher Education Employability Skills

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Turner, I. and Robinson, L. 2023. A Table-Top Role-Playing Game (TTRPG) for Developing Higher Education Employability Skills. Innovative Practice in Higher Education. 5 (1), pp. 1-20.
AuthorsTurner, I. and Robinson, L.
Abstract

Employability provision in Higher Education is traditionally delivered in-curricula and adapted to the values and skills sets of programmes. In addition, extra-curricula & co-curricular employability activities are often available on demand to students. This paper presents the use of a table-top role-playing game (TTRPG) as the pedagogic delivery mechanism an extra-curricular employability skills session. The TTRPG involves players trying to navigate their way through a series of puzzles that are designed to develop specific employability skills. The game was delivered both physically and digitally to 42 players with unified positive feedback. TTRPG show potential as a tool for students, in an abstract way, to explore and realise their own employability skills.

KeywordsEmployability; TTRPG; role-playing; Dungeons & Dragons; Game-based Learning
Year2023
JournalInnovative Practice in Higher Education
Journal citation5 (1), pp. 1-20
PublisherStaffordshire University
Web address (URL)http://journals.staffs.ac.uk/index.php/ipihe/index
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Deposited05 Jun 2023
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