Our Mission

Gameful Praxis was created by four creative adults who wanted to share their love of learning through games and game design with the world.

Founding Fellows

rachel-bolstadRachel Bolstad 
Rachel Bolstad is a Senior Researcher at The New Zealand Council for Educational Research. She has worked with dozens of New Zealand schools over more than 12 years and her work has been used to inform educational policy development. She is currently working on the Games for Learning research project.



p2i6erbeDiana-Grace Morris
Diana-Grace is Assistant Principal at Ridgway School, Wellington. She is a passionate educator with an interest in digital learning and pedagogy, and in how futures thinking and ideas about complexity challenge many of the norms and assumptions of teachers’ work. Most recently, with a community of other educators Diana-Grace is exploring the question: What changes could happen and where would that create a shift in our education system so it better meets demands of the knowledge society?


52uwdpovLeanne Stubbing
Leanne Stubbing is currently teaching at Churton Park Primary School. Leanne is a curious and creative thinker that is ever pushing the boundaries of education with the future in focus.



7f5cb91172b3ecbd8c2be7a500ec8e70Dan Milward
His goal in life is to make game creation accessible to everyone, including learners and teachers with no prior knowledge of coding and game design. He has run game creation and design workshops for kids and adults and recently partnered with Public Libraries of New Zealand to bring game coding workshops to communities in seven New Zealand regions.

Practicing Praxis

So you want to be a praxis? Find us on Twitter and tell us how you support other people learning… playfully.

Andy Crowe

Andy is currently teaching at Wesley Intermediate School, Auckland. He is passionate about the ways in which students and their supporting communities construct knowledge, through coding, robotics, tinkering and hacking furniture and appliances. Andy also loves to play board games, his most recent fave is ‘Raiders of the North Sea’.

* More Practicing Praxis will be announced after uLearn 2016