A wide variety of creative, innovative teaching and learning practices fit under the Play Make Learn umbrella. Playful learning encompasses using games, creating games with or for learners, and adopting game-like elements for the classroom (gamification). In addition to making games and other digital artifacts, makerspaces offer a variety of ways for learners to build their knowledge while creating physical items. Strengths of this approach include giving learners more agency and a setting to safely experiment and fail, plus the ability to explore identities, locations, and systems they normally couldn't. This page serves as a jumping-off point for those interested in these pedagogical tools and techniques.
Wisconsin is fortunate to be a growing hub for these topics and resources. Here is a short list of some free example resources. Find or share more in WISELearn Resources.
More resources coming soon...
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