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MINECRAFT IN SCHOOLSA pupil playing minecraft

1/17/2013

Minecraft in Schools
Minecraft within Curriculum for Excellence
Game-based learning is still little understood and underutilized within the Scottish Educational system. Minecraft is a sandbox game similar to Lego that allows the user to create a world using blocks. Minecraft is being used in America and around the world to enhance pupils learning[i]. This study will aim to show that Minecraft corresponds to many of the learning outcomes within the Scottish national performance framework Curriculum for Excellence[ii] (CfE). 

Introduction

Many commentators may find the idea of game based learning interesting but ultimately just a fad, a passing fancy. In today’s world with harsh budgetary constraints and a full work load educators may shy away from the idea that we could use a computer game to aid the learning process. However, it may be necessary for the aforementioned disbelief to be suspended, we…

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  1. Thanks Jessie,

    I’m going to encourage Dimitri to do an eCourse on Mindcraft to show teachers how to use it effectively. I will help him with this. He is an expert on Mindcraft and uses it daily with his friends at school using skype

    Best,

    Jim Subject: [New post] Minecraft in Schools

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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
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