Video games educate essential contemplating, problem solving abilities, and perseverance although creating metacognitive capabilities.
Game-based mostly understanding can provide systematic, information driven teaching in a way that forces creative difficulty solving rather than rote memorization. And video video games can do that in a way that is replicable, scalable, and more and more affordable adequate that we can distribute it globally and equitably.
In this speak (video below) that I gave at the Global Schooling And Skills Forum in Dubai on March sixteen, 2014, I describe how video video games can move us away from an educational culture that’s driven by extrinsic competitors and commodified rewards. As an alternative, video video games can move us toward a culture of intrinsic inspiration, self-reflection, and mindful interaction with the world.
The talk, entitled “Critical Contemplating And Video Video games: Scaleable Pedagogy For The Potential,” covers a ton of ideas which includes: game-primarily based learning, gamification, Socrates, Jacques Lacan’s signifiers, systems pondering, iteration, metacognition, and “scaffolding for emptiness.”
View to the finish to see how I reply to questions from George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece.
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