Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

A new school for learning games

on September 17, 2009

Quest to Learn is a school for kids. 6-12 students will start to learn from games and how to create games.

Part funded by the non-profit organisation, Institute of Play as well as various donors (including Intel), the school is only taking on sixth graders at first, but will increase in size on an annual basis. Before you start sending in application forms, it’s not just going to be about sitting around playing commercial titles – the school has its own board and card games, and will also use software packages like Maya and Flash to teach modeling and programming skills. It must also meet the educational requirements of any normal school, which means traditional maths and english lessons won’t just disappear from the curriculum.”

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