Goal-based learning (GBL) has long been used for teaching (Schank and Kass, 1996) and training (Collins, 1994), and game playing is also very widely used (Fudenberg and Levine, 1998). When both are used together it can become a winning combination that focuses students? attention, dismisses precepts about a subject, lowers barriers to preferred learning-styles and open minds to new tools, ideas and concepts. The combination can be achieved using basic traditional physical props (e.g. pens and paper) or advanced internet technology. This report briefly describes an offline and online approach and then summarises some of the main benefits to be gained from combining games and goals to get students going in the right pedagogical direction.
|Title of host publication||Good practice guide in learning and teaching|
|Editors||Julie Green, Helen Higson|
|Place of Publication||Birmingham (UK)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2009|
|Name||Good practice guide in learning and teaching|