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Games As Educational Tools: Teaching Skills, Transforming Thoughts

Learning today is a very different process than it was in the past, according to the Institute of Play. While 20th century education focused on rote memorization and acquired skills (reading, writing, calculation, history, science), much of the way we learn today is through the use of higher order skills, many experts believe. These include the ability to think through and solve complex problems, or interact critically through language or media. “Games naturally support this form of education, ” the Institute says. So game playing is an excellent way to help wire our brains in ways that are crucial to the what, why, and how of learning needs for the 21st century.

More Than a Game

The unique structural elements of games build brainpower, the Institute says, because they:

  • Provide a platform for self-directed exploration
  • Deliver just-in-time learning
  • Use data to help players understand their progress, and what to do and where to go next in the game
  • Create a compelling need to know, ask, examine, assimilate, and master skills and content

Other aspects of games facilitate learning, including the state of being called play.

We never think about how play engages us while we’re involved in it, or how it teaches us by providing a “freeing” environment along the way. We simply enjoy the fun and entertainment value of games as we play them. But according to the Institute,

Much of the activity of play consists in failing to reach the goal established by a game’s rules. And yet players rarely experience this failure as an obstacle to trying again and again, as they work toward mastery. There is something in play that gives players permission to take risks considered outlandish or impossible in ‘real life.’ There is something in play that activates the tenacity and persistence required for effective learning.”


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We have them, kids don't even know

by -AlwaysAnon

My DH owns one video game system and it is kept in our room, hidden from the kids. My kids do not even know we own it. DH plays for a few hours a week, however after the kids play. Neither of us had video games growing up and we got along just fine without them. I don't feel anyone NEEDS to have them. If my kids want a game to play, we have plenty of board games they can play with, with their siblings. We also have a computer for the kids to use and each has an educational (somewhat) game on there.As a teacher, I see the effects of video games on SOME children. I cannot say video games have negative effects on all kids, but there are negative effects on some. No one ever say "I...

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How many rooms r there in a board game of cluedo?

Nine - Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Ballroom, Conservatory, Billiard Room, Library, and Study.

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