It is no secret that I am against gamification of learning so if you want to argue about it that is not what I intend to here. What I wanted to focus on is one aspect of gamification that seriously undermines education: games related to the world’s most serious issues – hunger, poverty, war, gender and others.
I tweeted these this morning upon coming across a website that listed 26 Learning Games to Change the World
“Online games that deal with the world’s toughest issues. Scoring points will change the world?
This gamification of pain and misery is so unnatural. Literally playing with them. What kind of children do we nurture?”