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Learning by Playing: Video Games in the Classroom

Quest to Learn, an innovative school for grades 6 to 12 in New York City, grew out of the idea that gaming and game design offer a promising new paradigm for curriculum and learning. The designers of Quest to Learn developed an approach to learning that draws from what games do best: drop kids into inquiry-based, complex problem spaces that are built to help players understand how they are doing, what they need to work on, and where to go next. Content is not treated as dry information but as a living resource; students are encouraged to interact with the larger world in ways that feel relevant, exciting, and empowering. By clicking on the link below you can read an article from NY Times that describes Q2L project.

 

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19video-t.html

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