The Art of Learning Outside the Vacuum

  Contrary to common beliefs, the way schools organize their subjects may hinder student learning.  Let me explain.  Traditionally subjects hold a discrete set of concepts and understandings unrelated to other disciplines.  However such thinking isolates teachers from collaborating with their peers.  Furthermore overemphasizing discipline knowledge restricts student's ability to transfer learning into the other subjects. … Continue reading The Art of Learning Outside the Vacuum

Learning History Through Games

Today’s educators successfully incorporate games into their curriculum.   A well designed gaming environment can effectively teach learning expectations.  As such, many high school teachers use games to contextualize academic knowledge through real world simulations.  Thus, student understanding of classroom assigned readings and lectures is enhanced from such gaming experiences.       Recently I had … Continue reading Learning History Through Games