Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand says school curriculum should be more like video games

Bill English

Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, told an audience of gaming and animation professionals and students; “…one of our single biggest challenges in education over the next few years, for the government – and I mean the state, not just in a political sense – whose educational processes are built around the industrial revolution to provide an environment where young New Zealanders’, whose minds are being trained by you, are able to learn a broader set of skills,” He was speaking at the seventh annual creative digital industries symposium Animfx in Wellington.

Slowly but surly, more politicians are affirming the power of games in engagement and learning.

To read the full article by Jazial Crossley click Here.

About Gaming and Education

Through my research, I have found that games are a powerful tool for learning for players of all ages. Last year I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. My dissertation was entitled - Higher Order Thinking Skills in Digital Games. I have presented my research at the annual convention of the California Educational Research Association. In addition to teaching, I assist other researchers who are working in the field of games and Learning.

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