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Missions for Week 2 Declare

Mon Jan 16 through Sun Jan 22, 2023


Week 1 orientation missions will all likely carry on into Week 2 - Declare


Mission 6 - Attend live events scheduled for Weeks 1 - 2






Mission 7 - Reflect on your activities for Weeks 1-2

  • Do some background reading (see below; and also this page: Pedagogy_of_Minecraft )
  • Post your reflection in one our social spaces, tag it #evomc23, and tell us (on FB, Groups.io, or Discord) where it is.
  • Attend our live sessions
  • Join us in the game




On the theory that a student practices and reflects, whereas a teacher practices and demonstrates, we ask you to surpass your role as 'teacher' and do all four!; see slide 22 from Downes, S. (2007). Personal Learning the Web 2.0 Way. Stephen Downes: Knowledge, Learning, Community. Audio available: https://www.downes.ca/presentation/144


What should you be doing?


Read (parts or all of) any of these and write a reflective post 

  1. Review our proposal for EVOMC23,
  2. Smolčec, Marijana and Smolčec, Filip. (2014). Using Minecraft for Learning English, with an introduction by Vance Stevens. TESL-EJ 18, 2:1-15.
    Available: http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej70/int.pdf and http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume18/ej70/ej70int/
  3. Kuhn, Jeff. (2015). Meaningful Play – Making Professional Development Fun. TESL-EJ 18, 4:1-8. 
    http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej72/int.pdf and http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume18/ej72/ej72int/
  4. Teachercraft: How teachers learn to use Minecraft in their classrooms, edited by Seann Dikkers, pdf available here:
  5. Kuhn, J. and Stevens, V. (2017). Participatory culture as professional development: Preparing teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom. TESOL Journal 8, 4:753–767. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesj.359http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tesj.359/full
    Pre-publication proof available: https://vancestevens.com/papers/tesol/r1_TESJ_359_review2017oct25_1_archivecopy.pdf 
  6. Chien, Y. (2019). The language of massively multiplayer online gamers: A study of vocabulary in Minecraft gameplay.TESL-EJ, 23(3), 1-16. Retrieved from http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej91/int.pdf. Also available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume22/ej91/ej91int/ 
  7. Find more resources to explore at this crowd-sourced document maintained by EVOMC participants
    Add your own contributions here


We also have a comprehensive compilation of literature and presentations on EVO Minecraft MOOC and its connection to English Language teaching and learning at our Pedagogy_of_Minecraft page 



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