It turns out that learning and playing games have such a connection.
Learning and playing – two concepts that seem to often contradict each other in life, but few people expect it to bring about reciprocity in different situations and times. Typically the case below, when Anonymous Cereal Bowl – a teacher has just caused a fever in the online community with his sharing.
Accordingly, on a gamer forum, Anonymous Cereal Bowl surprised many people when it acknowledged the positive values of gaming in education. Self-proclaimed as an English teacher, he surprised many people by sharing his main teaching tool. Nothing else, it’s more than 20 gaming devices that parents are probably very familiar with, including the Xbox Series S, PS5 … full of good.
Teaching tool of the guy in the story
At first, quite a few people were surprised by the Anonymous Cereal Bowl’s share. However, after reading his explanations and witnessing his “strange lesson plan”, everything became much clearer. Specifically, through gaming devices, Anonymous Cereal Bowl hopes to improve the writing and storytelling abilities of students by letting them engage themselves in stories in the game, thereby learning. very clever story-telling from the side of the game publishers. Some games like The Stanley Parable were also given as examples.
Alan Wake – an action game but with an extremely human story
The post then attracted a lot of attention from the online community. Even, many comments also “recommended” some more games for the teacher to consider such as Dark Soul, Bioshock but were immediately rejected because these games are purely for fighting, there is no meaning or useful lesson for the player.
Anonymous Cereal Bowl itself has also listed more “human” games like Alan Wake, What Remains of Edith Finch or even some games with historical elements.
What Remains of Edith Finch is also a game that appears in the lesson plan
More importantly, as Anonymous Cereal Bowl shared, his teaching method has been approved by the school. And all the money to buy this gaming equipment comes from an outside sponsor. Currently, this “strange lesson plan” is still developing well and Anonymous Cereal Bowl hopes, I can replicate this method in more places.