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“Students play games and continue to play games because they are fun and challenging and are not formal learning, yet they are still learning. The closer we can keep the experiences to these tenets, the more students will let down their “school-guard” and reengage. Using GBL approaches to present content, administer assessments, and foster rich experiences can be a powerful way to connect the student to learning and learning to the student."
“Consider tic-tac-toe: two adults playing together can always force a draw as they both know the optimal decisions for a win. The puzzle of the game is easily solved, and once players have solved a puzzle, they grow bored. However, chess continues to fascinate, as the game’s possibility space is far too complex for a human brain to compute and choices at any given turn are legion. All the possible moves, countermoves, and variations keep players engaged through thousands of game plays. When it comes to games and education, we often revert to tic-tac-toe when in reality we should be using chess.”
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