How Games Help Students Learn and Teachers
Traditional classroom structures can leave many students unmotivated and disengaged. Moreover, traditional assessment through homework and exams provides limited information on specific areas where individual students need more help.
However, a high percentage of students and teachers enjoy games. The use of games in the classroom is booming. But they provide more than just a fun, interactive, multimedia-driven way for people to learn and explore – they can also improve teachers’ ability to assess their students’ progress and provide targeted support. The How Games Help Students Learn and Teachers Teach Infographic illustrates the benefits of games on teachers as well as children.
How Learning Games Can Help Students and Teachers
Students are digital natives: Today’s students enjoy using games and technology as part of their daily lives – the familiarity and interactivity helps learning integrate seamlessly with assessment.
Immediate feedback: Automated and instant feedback helps students understand not just where they need to improve but how, saving time and effort by allowing targeted interventions.
Promote fairness: Data analysis within games can help to ensure the integrity of an assessment by spotting irregular behaviour patterns and randomizing questions.
Encouraging repeat attempts: Game points and rewards give a sense of ongoing progress and achievement, encouraging repeated play and ingraining learning.
Enhancing understanding: Unlike static learning, the interactivity and immersion of narrative-based games can help students to explore how various approaches to new concepts can lead to different outcomes, moving from abstract to practical, real-world understanding.
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