Gambling Benefits in education i am of the opinion that the best way to know a person is through the game. The game gives us the possibility to put our abilities into simulated contexts to reach objectives, anticipate and plan situations, interpret reality, socialize and learn, generating experiences in a framework of fun and recreation.
One of the best ways to take advantage of the benefits of the game is with gamification (or ludification) , which is based on using the principles of the game in tasks that in principle are not.
The game frees us from obligations and monotony because it is a generator of challenges and a source of motivation. Their procedures and techniques require that the person create experiences, contribute ideas and have an attitude of proactively.
To a large extent, meaningful learning occurs when people are able to make the information they receive by discussing it, reflecting on it, providing it with functionality, relating it to other ideas, and so on. In short, playing to shape it.
The elements that make up the game help create the ideal environment for learning to take place in a natural and fun way. So much so, that we can say that he who does not play, hardly feels committed and participates in what he learns.
What if the game was taken to other areas to take advantage of its benefits? It is what we try to do through the ludification.
Ludification or gamification is the use of dynamics and techniques of games such as challenges, rules, achievement objectives, collaborative work, chance etc. To enrich the teaching-learning process by providing it with attractive and exciting elements in non-playful environments.
Although it is a concept widely discussed in pedagogy and education, now it is being echoed in other areas by the important benefits that it contributes. Here are some of these benefits in education:
To learn something is important motivation to discover what is unknown and need to learn. When the child plays, he / she does it to discover, to know oneself, to know others and their surroundings.
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The fun and entertainment offered by incorporating different techniques of the games to the contents that are taught in class, awaken that motivation and make learning more enjoyable.
For example: learning the solar system through a book is not the same as learning it by doing a solar system puzzle.
2- Promotes interaction
If we do not participate and interact with other people, we will hardly know other points of view, other forms of action, other ways of approaching problems and, therefore, it will be harder to reinforce what has been learned.
In the game you bring as much as you receive and that quality makes you believe experiences and learning is done in a more enjoyable way.
3- Anticipate and plan situations
One of the best lessons is to know how to act in situations that can occur in real life. The symbolic world always present in the games, allows us to anticipate situations and plan performances taking maximum advantage of them because they are not
Irreversible since during the game they become “fun rehearsals”.
- Favors memory and enculturation
It is remembered when the new learning’s are able to connect with those that we have already acquired and the force with which we are going to remember them depends, in many occasions, on the amount of relations that are established with respect to already assimilated ideas.
Through the game many experiences are created that, after all, are a set of associations. For a child it is easier to remember playing basketball and linking ideas than remembering the definition of basketball in a physical education book.
On the other hand, it is a way of transmitting culture and values from generation to generation.