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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.