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Quest to Learn Opens: Games-based School

QuestToLearnHelping to spread the word about a project I’ve been involved with, Quest to Learn.

Inspired by the media-rich environment that kids are now engaged with outside of school (according to a recent Pew report 97% of teens now play digital games) and the underlying design principles of games, the school was created to reimagine and foster the type of learning that is possible today.

It’s not a school where kids will sit around playing commercial videogames, rather its a school that uses the underlying design principles of games to create highly immersive, game-like learning experiences.  A key focus is on the ability of games and other forms of digital media to model the complexity and promise of “systems” – the type of thinking skills now required to succeed in today’s global environment.  Read this “Day in the Life” of a student narrative and visit Quest’s website for a more complete picture.

The school is currently looking for both teachers and students (in New York).

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This entry was posted on February 17, 2009 by in Design, Games, New Media Technology and Development, User Experience.
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