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Learning from linguistics and video games- get the students ‘playing the game’, not ‘reading the manual’

Watch this video featuring Prof James Paul Gee: The points James make in this video are particularly important at present with the increased emphasis being given to problem-solving on the maths GCSE. His insight that giving two students the same resource and it being concrete for one and abstract for another resulting from the differing prior life experiences (or lack...

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The Difference Between Games-Based Learning and Gamification

A thought -provoking read about the difference between games-based learning and gamification from the Teach Thought blog: The Difference Between Games-Based Learning and Gamification I have experimented with gamification principles myself in recent years and am a big fan of the ideas. James Paul Gee is an authority on the subject and his blog is always worth a read: http://www.jamespaulgee.com/ This...