Monday, 4 November 8:30-17:00 Full day
23 Using Play to Enhance Learning About Objects
Play is serious! Games, simulations, puzzles, and toys in the classroom can improve student motivation, lead to better long-term memory, and reduce learning anxiety. Used effectively, play can leverage competition and foster collaboration. Above all, play makes learning fun!
We'll explore how play can make it easier to learn about object-oriented technology.
The group will:
Examine some existing educational games
Create a framework describing game mechanics
Explore how different approaches might support learning about OO
Work in small groups to design new games that teach selected OO topics
Play-test the new games
Debrief and critique the games
Who should attend? Anyone who teaches, trains, or wants to learn about instructional play.
To apply, please submit a one- to four-page paper describing your use of games and/or related techniques in teaching object technology.
Keywords: Educational Games, Play, Simulation, Micro-World, Challenges, Teaching
Workshop URL: http://www.xp123.com/g4p/workshop.