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Norwegian High School Uses Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead’ To Discuss Ethics

The first season of Telltale’s episodic series based on “The Walking Dead quickly became one of my favorite games ever, and so far, the second season looks like a worthy follow-up. One of the (many) reasons why I keep returning to the series with each new episode is the plethora of intensely difficult decisions the games force us to make.

An ethics class at the Nordahl Grieg high school in Norway has employed Telltale’s brilliant series as a tool for educating its students by using the game to inspire a discussion on morality. One of the ways they’re going about this is by dissecting each ethically ambiguous decision through an anonymous vote, followed by a discussion on what was the “right” or “wrong” thing to do in that situation. I’m suddenly wishing I was a Norwegian high school student right now. More after the break.

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