Learning through simulated practice

Social learning

Overview of complicated relationships

Engagement and motivation

Practical benefits

Learning through simulated practice

By now it is a well known fact that we learn best by making our own experiences – learning through doing. Learning is not something we are told, it is a realisation that takes place inside our brains. This is why modern learning is not about listening to an expert delivering a presentation and telling you what to do, but about being given the opportunity to experience, reflect and act! Play creates a fictional framework where you can test your ideas, make silly mistakes and become wiser; without compromising your reputation or finances.

Social learning

Games make it safe to be challenged academically. The choices you make in the game are not about your professional skills, just about your starting point in the game. Therefore, it is safe to experiment – without risking losing face in front of your colleagues if things go wrong. It is not you getting sent home – it is only your game piece!

Games are also a new exciting way of sharing knowledge. The game ensures everyone gets ‘airtime’ and can maximise each other’s knowledge and experience. Many brains are better than one. After the game, you have a common set of experiences, and a common reference point to move your team forward from in the future.

Overview of complicated relationships

Reality is complex and can be difficult to grasp. Although between us we have knowledge and experience, it is up to us to make connections and find the pearls of wisdom. Learning games are designed experiences which deliver the content to be learned in a way that is easy to access. When resources and actions are translated into points and high scores - or game pieces and cards on a game board - the connections immediately become easier to spot; you get an overview of the situation.

At the same time, you get the opportunity to see the world from a new perspective. In the fiction of the game you can be someone whose goals and challenges are different from your own – this gives a unique insight into what other people experience.

Engagement and motivation

People play games for many reasons: Some love to immerse themselves in the world of the game, and imagine they are someone else. Others like to figure out relationships and develop strategies. And finally of course there are those who just want to win at any cost! They can all agree, however, that the game is gripping and that it creates commitment and motivation – in fact that is when we learn best: When we want to learn!

Practical benefits

You require practically no experience to run a game. For the majority of our games all you need to do is read the instructions and you are ready to deliver effective learning for hours. Whether you download one of our digital learning games online, or buy it in a box, you can count on a good learning experience – simply because people would really much rather be part of their own learning experience than be passive spectators.

We can also design games to meet your individual needs; it may be an event in itself, or an element that is part of a greater whole, with a follow-up that anchors the learning. The connection to your own practical situation, can be built into the game.

Learning through simulated practice

By now it is a well known fact that we learn best by making our own experiences – learning through doing. Learning is not something we are told, it is a realisation that takes place inside our brains. This is why modern learning is not about listening to an expert delivering a presentation and telling you what to do, but about being given the opportunity to experience, reflect and act! Play creates a fictional framework where you can test your ideas, make silly mistakes and become wiser; without compromising your reputation or finances.

Social learning

Games make it safe to be challenged academically. The choices you make in the game are not about your professional skills, just about your starting point in the game. Therefore, it is safe to experiment – without risking losing face in front of your colleagues if things go wrong. It is not you getting sent home – it is only your game piece!

Games are also a new exciting way of sharing knowledge. The game ensures everyone gets ‘airtime’ and can maximise each other’s knowledge and experience. Many brains are better than one. After the game, you have a common set of experiences, and a common reference point to move your team forward from in the future.

Overview of complicated relationships

Reality is complex and can be difficult to grasp. Although between us we have knowledge and experience, it is up to us to make connections and find the pearls of wisdom. Learning games are designed experiences which deliver the content to be learned in a way that is easy to access. When resources and actions are translated into points and high scores - or game pieces and cards on a game board - the connections immediately become easier to spot; you get an overview of the situation.

At the same time, you get the opportunity to see the world from a new perspective. In the fiction of the game you can be someone whose goals and challenges are different from your own – this gives a unique insight into what other people experience.

Engagement and motivation

People play games for many reasons: Some love to immerse themselves in the world of the game, and imagine they are someone else. Others like to figure out relationships and develop strategies. And finally of course there are those who just want to win at any cost! They can all agree, however, that the game is gripping and that it creates commitment and motivation – in fact that is when we learn best: When we want to learn!

Practical benefits

You require practically no experience to run a game. For the majority of our games all you need to do is read the instructions and you are ready to deliver effective learning for hours. Whether you download one of our digital learning games online, or buy it in a box, you can count on a good learning experience – simply because people would really much rather be part of their own learning experience than be passive spectators.

We can also design games to meet your individual needs; it may be an event in itself, or an element that is part of a greater whole, with a follow-up that anchors the learning. The connection to your own practical situation, can be built into the game.

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