How creating games can further project-based learning

06/8/2014 |

There are two ways to use games in the learning process -- playing games and actually making games, educator Jordan Shapiro writes in this blog post. Having students create their own games -- making every design decision -- requires critical thinking and other skills common in project-based learning, he writes. "When we challenge students to consider and explain why they make each choice, a sophisticated lesson in perspective is learned in a fun, engaging, hands-on way," Shapiro writes.

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