The use of games in education is not new. However, emerging technologies have certainly provided a bundle of opportunities for using games and their elements to enhance learning and student engagement.
Here are 7 ways of mapping learning through play.
1. Immerse children’s experience and knowledge with meaningful play activities this will ensure their route of interest in the process.
2. Ensure to include relevant and engaging skills, inquiry questions, problems or tasks.
3. Promote group works to maximize the benefit of corporate learning.
4. Set learning in varied contexts and settings.
5. Use the prompting and questioning technique rather than explicit instructions. This will establish understanding and develop new skills.
6. Introduce new opportunities to explore and learn emerging concepts.
7. Make sure the content is relatable and enjoyable.
Using playing sessions, games in teaching can help increase student participation, help foster social and emotional learning, and motivate them to take risks.
Mapping learning through play is crucial to understand that a child just does not engage themselves in the activity but also drives academic learning out of it.