This isn't game over for the Minecraft dream

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In November 2016 the prominent education figure Tom Bennett wrote an article where he questioned the efficacy of the game Minecraft as an educational resource in schools. As a result of this I was approached by Henry Hepburn, the editor of the TESS, to write a response to his article. My article highlighted what I was finding in my recent research project in Dundee primary schools much of which challenged Mr Bennett's claims.

Period6 Jan 2017

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  • Minecraft
  • gbl
  • game based learning
  • digital learning