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We mentioned Jane McGonigal today in class. I think that her book ‘Reality is Broken’ is a must-read for everyone – and not just those who are interested in games. It gives a whole new perspective on the way we are doing education and the way that education ‘happens’ – echoing what Prof Sugata Mitra also referred to in his talk.
I also suggest you take some time to listen to, more so because we really need to tap on into what really motivates and drives people in this world and try to apply it to our teaching. I am not saying that we have to simply transform our teaching and play games all the time, and I am not even saying that playing games is the panacea to everything. What I would like to say is that there are factors that we really have to reflect upon for the enrichment of our education – not the education system but the education of the individual – at whatever age, level or stage in life he or she is. Jane McGonigal mentions a number of factors which we can exploit in our classrooms. Can you pick out one and reflect on it?
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