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David is the author, co-author, or editor of six books.

From Gamer to Game Designer: The Official Far Cry 2 Map Editing Guide

Written by: David Hutchison
Published by: Charles River Media/Course Technology (2009)

Bridges the distance between playing and designing video games, providing PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 gamers with expert advice on creating their own multiplayer maps for Far Cry 2. Written in partnership with Ubisoft, one of the world's leading video game companies, "From Gamer to Game Designer" introduces game design theory to both PC and console gamers.

Links: Publisher | Official Web Site

 

 

Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Approach to Teaching and Learning (7th edition)

Written by: Ian Wright and David Hutchison
Published by: Pearson Education Canada (2009)

The 7th edition of an activities-based higher education textbook that has been widely adopted in social studies teacher education courses throughout Canada. The new edition features up-to-date information about emerging instructional technologies of relevance to elementary social studies, and includes two new chapters on media literacy and environmental education.

Links: Publisher | Text Enrichment Website

 

 

Activity Ideas for Elementary Social Studies

Edited by: David Hutchison
Published by: Pearson Education Canada (2009)

A free online book that is published by Pearson Education Canada as part of the text enrichment website for the Elementary Social Studies textbook. The edited book comprises hundreds of social studies activity ideas, each contributed by a teacher candidate in Brock University's initial teacher education program between 1999 and 2009.

Links: Publisher | Download

 

 

Playing to Learn: Video Games in the Classroom

Written by: David Hutchison
Published by: Teacher Ideas Press (2007)

One of first practical resources that helps teachers integrate the study of video games into the classroom. Features 100+ video game activity ideas appropriate for Grades 4 to 12. Virtually every subject area is addressed, including language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, history, geography, health & physical education, drama, music, visual arts, computers, and business.

Links: Publisher | Official Web Site

 

 

A Natural History of Place in Education

Volume 24 in the Advances in Contemporary Educational Thought Series, Edited by Jonas F. Soltis.

Written by: David Hutchison
Published by: Teachers College Press (2004)

Considers the philosophy of place in education and everyday life, the history of and current trends in school design, the school infrastructure crisis, and the relationship between the philosophy of education and classroom design. Argues that pressures on schools associated with declining budgets, competing ideologies, and economic/technological shifts have the potential to radically alter the landscape of the K-12 school experience.

Links: Publisher

 

 

Growing Up Green: Education for Ecological Renewal

Written by: David Hutchison
Published by: Teachers College Press (1998)

Explores the relationship of environmental advocacy to the philosophy of education and holistic theories of child development. Outlines the ecological, economic, and cultural dimensions of the current environmental challenge and then applies this discussion to a critique of three philosophies of education: back-to-basic, progressive, and holistic. Concludes by describing an ecologically sensitive approach to education in middle childhood, emphasizing the role that narrative inquiry, the study of place and form, and earth literacy can play in promoting ecological awareness in children.

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