Elementary school in Hanoi puts Minecraft into teaching students

Posted on: Aug 27, 2018 By smartlaunch in News and trends,

Recently, a primary school in Hanoi has put Minecraft into its curriculum. Minecraft will help students in grades 3 and 4 to familiarize themselves with new friends and set and apply multiplication calculations to basic construction.

Posts on facebook quickly got thousands of likes and share, along with hundreds of comments. Contrary to the notion that games are bad, this new approach to teaching has made the students excited, and has received much support from the online community.

The school’s president, Yohannes Sigian, said: “eSports can help children develop skills such as communication, problem solving and group work. Students learn economics thanks to eSports.  “Esports is not just about playing electronic games,” said student Samuel William, “I learn how to work in groups, control my emotions, and develop my strengths.”

Most of the students said that learning while playing stimulates their creativity. There are many universities in the world that offer eSports to teach professional gamers. There are high schools in Indonesia that teach students by playing online games for up to 20 hours a week; the classrooms are fully equipped with projectors, televisions and high-end computers.

 

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