Game-Based Learning: More Than Child's Play
A Vanderbilt University study released last year showed that incorporating game playing into school curriculums helped students become more engaged and score higher on standardized tests.
Dalton Gray, a game designer for the New York-based Institute of Play, examines this break from the American school routine. Game-based learning (employing digital, video, board, and other games) fosters collaboration, problem-solving and innovation.
Gray shares anecdotes and case studies from a broad range of educators. Through a game designer’s lens, he compares the traditional classroom experience with game-based learning and offers practical insights into incorporating game-based learning principles into any educational practice.