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224: Spatial skills and the education of architecture and urbanism: use of Minecraft game for shape and geometry study
Original title: Habilidades espaciais e o ensino de arquitetura e urbanismo: atividades práticas utilizando minecraft para o estudo da forma

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The focus of this article is to highlight the use of digital games as a tool for developing of spatial skills, due to their immersive, playful character and for generating environments with creative possibilities through a digital platform, aspects amplified in the simulated environment. As part of ongoing research, the present work presents an experience of the application of the Minecraft game in the first-year class of an Architecture and Urbanism course. As a methodology, the application took place in two meetings, in which, following the structure of Bloom's taxonomy, students developed three creative activities relating to architecture and geometry. What was observed was that the students demonstrated development in the knowledge of the geometry of the architectures studied, creating new relationships between abstract forms and the possibilities of materialization of the built environment.
Digital education, Digital games, Spatial skills, Architecture and Urbanism, Teaching Observation

Carlos Eduardo Santos
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Maria Angela Dias
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Frederico Braida
Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora


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