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A Truly New Approach to Education

Quest to Learn is a public 6–12 school with an innovative educational philosophy developed by top educators and game theorists at The Institute of Play, with funding from The MacArthur Foundation.

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Game-Based Learning

At Quest, we define games as carefully designed, student-driven systems that are narrative-based, structured, interactive and immersive.
 
Why games? In the past decade or so, leading educational researchers have discovered that games allow for some of the richest learning experiences.
  • Games ask us to collaborate with others and learn by doing.
  • Games let us know if we are failing or succeeding at a moment’s notice and allow us to retry, or “iterate,” after a failure or loss.
  • Unlike traditional educational systems, failure is a necessary and integral part of the “game.” It creates a context for students to be motivated to try again and succeed.
  • Learning experiences in games don’t feel like spoon-fed education. Learning experiences feel like play.