“What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design” – NPR

July 24, 2014 q2ladmin41 In the Press

KQED, National Public Radio station for the San Francisco area, profiled Q2L in a feature entitled “What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design” by Jordan Shapiro — here’s an excerpt:

Quest To Learn doesn’t set out to change the learning objectives, but rather the process through which they are achieved. Of course, process and product are indistinct. Transform the shape of the container and you simultaneously alter the the kind of content that can fit inside. Sometimes you don’t notice all the implications just by looking at the surface. Students at the Quest To Learn School “encounter a series of increasingly complex, narrative challenges, games or quests, where learning, knowledge sharing, feedback, reflection and next steps emerge as a natural function of play.”

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