I firmly believe that games (including board games, RPGs, video and others) could be the basis for a good education system. We recently wrote about why we like games as an educational tool and after the comments we heard from people we thought we would start a new series about our detailed ideas for what could be done with games in a school setting.
Let me place my disclaimer here. I am not an educator or a child development specialist. I realize there are details that would make some of our ideas very difficult to accomplish. So, if you want to tell me why my idea is crazy, please leave me a comment and I would be happy to make adjustments to our ideas to make them more realistic.
What I do want to do is get the ideas out in the world for people to think about, talk about, and possible take action. While I am not in a place to make direct changes to classrooms, maybe one of our readers is a teacher and they think one of our ideas, or an idea they get from reading our posts, is worth giving a shot in their classroom.
Both Aidan and I have a passion for the education system. We have spent a good amount of time thinking about ways to make a games based school a possibility. While I don’t think we will get to a point where we are running a school based on gaming systems, we will continue to think about the possibilities that games offer to students as another method to learn and reinforce the subjects taught in school.
If you have any ideas on how games can make great educational tools, please share them in the comments section or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org