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Grand Theft Calculus

Posted in Games in education on 27 - April 2007 at 06:26 PM (about 17 years ago). 219 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.