Forget Gold Coins and Badges: The Real Value of Video Games for Learning

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“Game-based learning is not gamification!” exclaims Jordan Shapiro, author of FREEPLAY: A Video Game Guide to Maximum Euphoric Bliss. “We don’t need gamification if gamification is about competition and commodification of learning,” Shapiro says in this talk at the Global Education And Skills Forum in Dubai. But what it can do is introduce systems thinking in a way that allows kids to want to solve problems and master new systems, even if they don’t know the first thing about it — yet.

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