Political confrontation is commonplace between nations. Sport is not infrequently a medium for this confrontation. This book concentrates on the East Asian Olympic nations and their use of the London 2012 Olympics to sustain and perpetuate both internally and externally regional and national political concerns with roots in history at a time of momentous, even threatening, East Asian change. The political preoccupations expressed involving China, Japan and Korea (North and South) reveal a relative indifference to London as a medium of western projection or Olympism as a medium of global harmony but rather an eastern focus on competing national and regional problems exposed by events at London 2012. This book is a political prism with sport as a refractile catalyst: possibly even a prescient prospectus of East Asian pasts into futures!
This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Merit didn't choose to become a vampire of Cadogan House, but she did choose to fight for her house and forge strong alliances with powerful people across Chicago and North America. She's had some wild adventures, but this might be her darkest road yet...A killer is stalking Chicago, and humans are his prey. The killer leaves magical souvenirs with his victims, and the CPD hasn't been able to stop him. When the mayor reluctantly asks the still-recovering Chuck Merit for help, he engages Cadogan House to find the killer.
This book is a guide to designing curricular games to suit the needs of students. It makes connections between video games and time-tested pedagogical techniques such as discovery learning and feedback to improve student engagement and learning. It also examines the social nature of gaming such as techniques for driver/navigator partners, small groups, and whole class structures to help make thinking visible; it expands the traditional design process teachers engage in by encouraging use of video game design techniques such as playtesting. The author emphasizes designing curricular games for problem-solving and warns against designing games that are simply "Alex Trebek (host of Jeopardy) wearing a mask". By drawing on multiple fields such as systems thinking, design theory, assessment, and curriculum design, this book relies on theory to generate techniques for practice.