more on RPG’s as teaching metaphors

7. It is not useful, or even possible, to determine what particular level you or someone else is on. What is important is that you recognize the experience of leveling up: the dawning awareness that says, “Oh! So that’s what she meant…”

Gee Whiz

Maybe it’s that I play a lot of video games, but on nearly every page of James Paul Gee’s What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy, I found myself underlining happily, writing “Yes!” in the margins, or – often – simply smiling at the fact that someone in the Establishment was … Continue reading