Monday, May 5, 2014

Fear of Failure in School but No Fear While Gaming

The video at the end of this post - created by the Extra Credits show - provides a great explanation for why games in school and/or gamified learning scenarios can help students learn to accept failure as a part of life. Games and iterative processes in general allow students to see the failure as temporary condition. This all reminded me of the idea around the two mindsets displayed in the image below.

What type of mindset are we promoting with today's educational system?

Image by Nigel Holmes

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison

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