Isn’t the title of my post a nice way to sum up the learning of week 3 Course 4? 🙂
As much interesting it was for me to read about development of methodologies surrounding learning models in years of the past it is equally exciting to know the various thoughts and strategies linked to the learning models of today.
When looking for an appropriate image for this post on compfight I came across this one and it struck me as the most suitable one. The learning methodologies of today are like a book page flipped after heaving read through the previous ones. It sums up my feelings not only about the progression of this course but also of the teaching methods which reads like a story and with every page flip of the book we discover how it has and is still evolving.
Having first hand experience of game based learning with Minecraft being the most favourite application of my daughter as well as having seen the widespread use of Minecraft at my school for last three years I can safely inform the reader of this post that game based learning has way more benefits than we understand at the moment. It seems to be the learning methodology of present but honestly I think we are still learning ourselves how this can be a big ‘game’ changer. Watch the video created by an elementary school student at my school below about use of minecraft in mathematics
I am now myself looking into and following the new classcraft learning adventure and observing hoards of teachers now willingly adapting these new approaches to learning.
I am hopeful that with easy access to Internet and online video platforms flipped classroom practices will now be encouraged and supported by leaders in education. I wish I had been going through my schooling in this era as I can identify myself as a learner who is more receptive to this style of education than the traditional ones I went through.