Game-based learning in Physics and Chemistry class

Game-Based Learning (GLA) introduces the motivating element of play to enhance learning through collaborative work, creativity and the development of skills such as problem solving.

This week, 2nd year ESO of SEK-Ciudalcampo students have completed a series of tasks using the Minecraft video game in its educational version (Minecraft: Education Edition).

The objective is to consolidate concepts such as the atom, elements and compounds, the periodic table and chemical changes within the unit “Atoms”).

In the first sessions, students have worked individually on small training tasks to get used to the game dynamics. In the next few days they will work collaboratively using their knowledge of Physics and Chemistry, and thus, as a team, they will have to solve challenges posed in a custom-made world within Minecraft, for which they will have to use the science tools offered by the game Minecraft is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive digital environment.

More than 20 SEK-Ciudalcampo professors are Microsoft MIE Expert professionals (Microsoft innovative professors) who have been selected for implementing new ways to motivate and involve students in the classroom, for being agents of change and working to achieve an educational transformation through its innovative teaching practices.

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