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Games OR learning?

Blog post: Games OR learning?

"I find gaming a great way to help my learning".  That’s something a New Zealand learner might casually remark in the near future, according to the Ministry of Education’s draft document illustrating a vision for education in 2025. So how realistic is this vision? If findings from NZCER’s recent survey of Secondary Schools in 2015 are any indication, the idea that digital games could make a useful contribution to learning might be quite revolutionary indeed. Rather than “games for learning”, the NZCER data suggests that some secondary school teachers currently see it as a case of “games or learning”. 

By Rachel Bolstad

"I find gaming a great way to help my learning".

That’s something a New Zealand learner might casually remark in the near future, according to the Ministry of Education’s draft document illustrating a vision for education in 2025. So how realistic is this vision?

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