Learning Outcomes


#1

A lot of people are surprised to find out that you can gain a lot of skills by playing video games. In fact, video games like Minecraft can improve math, coding, reasoning and other academic skills.

Minecraft itself has opportunities for learning, but it still requires someone to point when a player has learned and that’s where Pursuitery comes in.

Players are identified through the jobs that they are doing “the builder, that does this”…it’s not about an age or a gender, it’s strictly about getting the job done.

There’s a meritocracy to Minecraft. Kids learn really quickly that, if you know what you’re talking about and you have expertise, that people will come to you. It’s almost like they get a glimpse of the adult life.

Players create something in the game and, then partway through, they decide they’re creating something else instead–great! It’s not a big deal. In fact, it’s a big deal in the right way: ‘Hey, you changed course and you were OK with it.’ It teaches them to be flexible.


#2

Teaching math with Minecraft.

  • What is a number?

  • What is an even number?

  • What is an odd number?

  • What is a prime number?

  • What is a square root?


#3

Here you might be interested in seeing how Minecraft might be used in the classroom and an example of a Minecraft project aligned to Common Core curriculum: http://minecraft.edtecworks.com/2013/12/18/class-project-tang-dynasty-capital-city-build-with-minecraftedu/


#4

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