Minecraft Multiplayer World - Creating a Social Contract

Noelle Mischenko

Philip Peterson

This led to a great debate about whether we should let technology control our actions or whether we should be allowed to make mistakes and live with the consequences of those actions. What if I invite you over to work on my house? Can we trust external systems to make ethical choices on our behalf?” https://www.iste.org/explore/articledetail?articleid=156

Social Contract Questions - Minecraft

  1. What role do you want the teacher to play in your virtual community?
  1. How is this role different from the teacher’s role in your real community?
  1. How do you want to treat each other?
  1. How do these positive actions, and the actions of others, look like in the virtual world of Minecraft?
  2. How could you be a productive member (a good citizen) in your minecraft community?
  3. (Teacher question): What is a good citizen?
  1. Mentoring and Teaching Others
  1. Older Students
  1. How can you help mentor others in your virtual community?
  1. Younger Students
  1. How would you welcome someone new to your virtual community?
  1. How will our community handle violations of the contract? (i.e. the rules)?
  1. Intentional
  1. How do we define an intentional violation of our community contract?
  1. What should be the consequences for an intentional violation?
  1. Accidental
  1. How do we define an accidental violation of our community contract?
  1. What should be the consequences for an accidental violation?
  1. (Teacher Question) What do you think the difference is between intentional and accidental?
  1. What will our virtual community look like when everyone is following the contract?
  1. How can we positively reinforce our community values?