ERIC Number: ED030689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Motivating Learning Through Invention of Games: A Report on an Innovative Approach to the Teaching of Basic Academic Skills to the Disadvantaged.
A group of 20 teenagers in a Mobilization for Youth project were involved in the invention and production of educational games. The direct, cooperative participation in such an educational process made the experience a real and creative learning activity which had a comprehensible, achievable goal. These games were not made for competitive sale but were sold in a local cooperative store for a modest price. The experiment shows that the activity of inventing a game can motivate disadvantaged youth to exercise initiative and creativity and to work successfully in a self-directed manner. (NH)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Mobilization for Youth; New York (New York)