i can totally get on board with this whole ‘playing video games in class‘ thing. teachers in the states are using little big planet as educational tools.
Fully engaging in the game requires creativity, problem solving, persistence, and sharing — competencies that are increasingly critical to success in the 21st century. Unfortunately, these qualities are not consistently supported by our current educational system. Like many young people today, Maya and her friends are bored with school, and their mediocre grades reflect that attitude.
this is a great thing, ladies and gentlemen. this is exactly what needs to happen in the educational system. i am certainly not advocating some hippie bullshit teaching system, but video games can be used in an educational sense. i have written about it – several times. what i especially like is that it’s being used as a tool to motivate kids. it forces them to think, not just mindless tv watching.
well done, florida.