This year, the Strage Prize features the work of TC Professor Joey Lee and his research on games and education.
Lee’s recent work includes “Greenify: real-world missions for climate change education” and “Experience points for learning: Student perceptions of game mechanics for the classroom.”
His work at Teachers College intersected with others through projects supported by the National Science Foundation, and through his work at TC’s Games Research Lab
. Through an understanding of play, the Games Research Lab seeks to gain knowledge of human cognition, collaboration, media effects, modern culture, creativity, improvisation and other factors within games that have implications for education. Faculty and students involved with the Games Research Lab have broad-ranging interests, and the lab has resources allowing the study of video games, traditional board and card games, role-playing games, games for teaching and learning, "serious" games, media literacy, the psychology of games, and related topics.
The Prize was established in 2009 by Teachers College alumna Alberta Strage and her husband Henry to recognize junior faculty achievement. Alberta also serves on both the President’s Advisory Council and the International Advisory Council for Teachers College. We appreciate both their generosity to Teachers College and support for the work of our junior faculty.
Congratulations Professor Lee!