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An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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WHAT MINECRAFT CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT PEDAGOGY

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What Minecraft Can Teach You About Pedagogy

by TeachThought Staff

Minecraft is a simple, clumsy-looking little game full of blocky graphics and unclear terms of play. It is essentially a giant sandbox of digital legos that players can do with what they wish–tear stuff down, dig holes, or build dizzying towers of complex design and architecture.

And it’s a perfect analogue for what’s possible in learning.

First off, let’s be clear–it’s a huge, huge hit. Minecraft has sold over 20,000,000 copies to date. It is available for iPad, Android, PC, and Xbox (though sadly, not the PS3), and is quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon. What makes it popular with children is tempting

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 20, 2015 2:31 PM

Learning with Minecraft - kiddos love it already, why not use that engagement?

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Ideas for Minecraft across the curriculum

Ideas for Minecraft across the curriculum | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Minecraft lends itself very well to an integrated approach to teaching. Some examples can be found in the Minecraftedu.com wiki. Also on that site, and really interesting in their diversity, are th...
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