John Riley teaches Cambridge IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences at IOANID Scoala in Romania. Before returning to a career in teaching John Riley worked for 20 years in the media industry, winning multiple awards in film, advertising and game design. John brought this rich knowledge of story-telling back to the classroom, with a special focus on Game and Project based learning. Although his main focus is Science and STEM teaching he has worked across numerous subject areas, including Language Arts, History, Art, Theater and Film. John is a Mindlab instructor, Model-UN mediator and qualified World Peace Game facilitator, running multiple games in Romania and beyond.
John is also a founder of Scientifica, a prominent NGO in STEAM activities and Science communication, and a lead partner in the development of Romania’s first-ever Science Center in Cluj-Napoca. He is currently working on a manual for game-based Learning in the classroom.
It looks like fun but is it learning? The Maker Movement and formal high school education