Games for Learning

From the Institute of Play On Games for Learning

Education in the early part of the twentieth century tended to focus on the acquisition of basic skills and content knowledge, like reading, writing, calculation, history or science. Many experts believe that success in the twenty-first century depends on education that treats higher order skills, like the ability to think, solve complex problems or interact critically through language and media.

Institute of Play makes a compelling case for games in education to build these higher order skills. It is an experiment worth trying in schools and colleges.