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Video: What Do Games Have to Do with Productive Struggle?

Leveraging students' love for games makes them stronger and more creative problem solvers.

By Ki Karou April 28, 2016

There's a lot more to games than just fun and play. Games can actually facilitate learning in powerful ways. By nature, games can help develop productive struggle in students. Educators continue to hear about the importance of productive struggle, but we're still in the early stages of exploring how to best foster this critical learning process in classroom experiences, especially when it comes to math. 

In this video, I'll share some game-based learning strategies that can develop students' capacity for productive struggle. The ultimate goal is to develop our students into curious, tenacious and creative problem solvers. Try incorporating some of these strategies in your classroom and let us know how it goes



Ki Karou is an education researcher and interactive game designer at MIND Research Institute.

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