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Game On! 2016 Instructional Innovation Spotlight

15 Oct

Forward Thinking

Game on

By Lisa Peel and Tim Mello
Early Childhood Education Department
Delaware Technical Community College
Terry Campus

A recent article comparing pedagogy (the method of teaching) and andragogy (the method of teaching adult learners) posed the question “Is it too late to be a child? Is it too early to be an adult?” (Nikolova, Zafirova-Malcheva, Staganova, Boytchev, 2013).

Essentially, the researchers wanted to determine if game-based learning was as effective with adults as with children, who are naturally inclined to learn through play. While the study focused a great deal on video games, in regard to story-telling and traditional games, the study concluded that when adults become immersed in games and are allowed to become children again more learning occurs.

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