Game-based Learning

Game-based Learning

Author: Kylie McIntyre
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What is it?

There is a lot of hesitation and misconception from teachers and the outside world about game-based learning in the classroom. Game-based learning (GBL) is a fundamental way to learn and can date back to thousands of years ago. This method has become extremely popular in schools and classrooms. GBL can be extremely effective if it implemented correctly and students are instructed to play games that correlate with content learned. Any games used in game-based learning must be educational and should require students to take what they have learned and apply it to the real world setting. The main goal of GBL is to make learning more fun and keep all students engaged. As more teachers become aware of this method, it will hopefully be used more in classrooms.