HOW MINECRAFT SUPPORTS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL)

10/26/2017 9:25:00 AM

A new report illustrates how educators are incorporating gaming into their lessons using Minecraft: Education Edition to support SEL growth. Educators report Minecraft’s support of a range of SEL skills:

98% — problem solving
96% — creativity
93% — critical thinking
91% — collaboration
89% — decision making
■ 87% — communication abilities
■ 51% — empathy

“We found that the most critical component to connect gaming and student SEL outcomes is the teacher,” says Caroline Vander Ark, Getting Smart COO. “The educators we visited and spoke with were transparent about learning objectives, promoted student agency and independence, and acted as learning guides.”

Source: https://tinyurl.com/y9xtrzbh

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