Gamification in Casvi’s Classrooms

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Importancia de la gamificación para aprender matemáticas en las aulas. Aprender jugando es lo más divertido

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Teaching methodologies are evolving so that the new generation can keep up with the current working demands. The implementation of the International Baccalaureate methodology in Casvi seeks to promote a continuous and meaningful learning process that allows students to obtain certain skills and knowledge to become active members of the modern society. Gamification is one of these innovative methodologies and at Casvi, it is used at all stages and school subjects.

It is a learning technique that introduces the idea of gaming to the educational environment in order to achieve better learning results. In the school subject of mathematics in 4th ESO, for example, our teacher, José Manuel Baena, uses different types of games in the teaching/ learning process, such as bingos, dice, board games, digital escape rooms, kahoots… For more details, check this video out.

 

 

Benefits of gamification

Due to its playful nature, gamification can benefit the students in the following way:

  • It facilitates learning and offers a positive experience to the students.
  • It motivates and encourages students.

 

Alumnos de Eurocolegio Casvi jugando para aprender Matemáticas de una forma divertida

 

  • Students learn to investigate, interact with their classmates, search online for solutions, verbalize them, cooperate with each other, adapt…
  • Our students become active participants and meaningful learning is accomplished.

 

Alumnos de Eurocolegio Casvi jugando para aprender Matemáticas de una forma divertida

 

“Learning by doing”

Gamification promotes “learning by doing”. Behind each game there is a series of learning objectives both in terms of content and values; tolerance to frustration; memorization of rules; strategies to win; anticipation of the possible moves of the other players… Essential skills such as observation, probability, speed, empathy, intuition, risk taking and decision making are developed, as well. Students realize that even if they win or lose what really matters are the consequences of their decisions and actions.

 

Alumnos de Eurocolegio Casvi jugando para aprender Matemáticas de una forma divertida

 

In short, a teaching-learning system based on gamification provides students with immediate and continuous feedback, which enables them to learn much faster.