Delivering an entire school curriculum through games…will it work?

As those of you who read my blog regularly will know, I strongly believe that computer games have an important role to play in education. One school in New York is taking this to the next level by delivering its entire curriculum through four domains, such as ‘Codeworlds’ (a combination of maths and English), and ‘Being, Space and Place’ (English and Social Studies). Each of these comprises a series of games that bring together several skills. An example of these is one in which students play the role of pyramid-builders to learn about engineering, maths, geography and other fields. The programme started last month and it will be very exciting to see how it goes.


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