The Walking Dead used to teach ethics in Norwegian high school
Students at Nordahl Grieg high school in Norway said that Telltale's game helped them learn about ethics.
Students at Nordahl Grieg high school in Norway are playing Telltale's The Walking Dead in class in order to better learn about ethics.
Norwegian news outlet NRK.no aired a short piece about the class, which has since been posted to YouTube and subtitled. In the video, instructor Tobias Staaby explains that he wanted a good catalyst for discussions about ethical dilemmas, which fans of The Walking Dead can tell you are huge part of the game.
NRK.no reported that students played the game in class for two weeks with positive results. Staaby said that by playing the game, students were engaging with and contextualizing ethical dilemmas that they probably wouldn't have thought about otherwise.
As the class plays through The Walking Dead, students take anonymous polls, see which decision were most popular, and then discuss the results. Students said that this method helped them to better engage with and remember different ethical models.
You can watch the subtitled report from NRK.no on YouTube.
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