Bill MacKenty


Grand Theft Calculus

Posted in Games in education on 27 - April 2007 at 06:26 PM (15 years ago). 39 views.

The ever indomitable David Warlick has conference-blogged an excellent presentation by Scot Osterweil. One of the things which struck me about David's account of the presentation is how right it seems. I see kids learning more when playing a game than traditional instruction...I feel as if I've beaten this idea to death, but when kids are immersed in a game, they take away a far richer experience than a lecture. However, this understanding comes at a price: it takes longer than a lecture, and isn't as easy to quantify (learning from games can be quantified, but not as easily as drill and kill instruction). Thanks David, as always.