Board Games in Academia V
Yuki Shigeno, Víctor Baroja, Marc Gonzŕlez
Use of the game of go as an educational and therapeutical tool
The game of go has been successfully used recently as an
educational and therapeutical tool, both in Japan and America and
Europe. The simplicity of its rules and the depth of the game make
it very appropiate to achieve several goals, using the method
incepted by Yasuda and Shigeno, japanese professional go players.
Among the values of this game are developing attention, self-esteem,
as well as many other values and concepts present in the curricula
of any modern educational system.
The presentation will cover these topics, an enumeration of
actual application cases, as well as guidelines to apply the method
with go and with other board games.