Article by Ken Thompson, 06 Apr 2017
Executed well, Game-Based Learning played in teams (TGBL) can enhance the engagement levels, experiential learning and competitiveness of individual games with the power of social learning, team dynamics and collaboration making for a truly memorable learning experience. However, executed naively, TGBL will just entertain or worse still cause confusion and even strife among the participants!
In the 1-page TGBL Infographic, from my new book, I summarise my process for doing this which has been fine-tuned over the last 5 years. The infographic highlights the 7 foundations of effective TGBL and the 10 key steps in the team/individual learning process. The infographic also cross references each foundation to the appropriate step or steps in the process. It also distinguishes between as a ‘WE-learn’ steps (Team) and ‘I-Learn’ steps (Individual).
Ken is a practitioner, author and speaker on Leadership, Collaborative Working, High Performing Teams, Change Management, Project Management and Business Acumen. His work has featured in major publications including The Guardian , Wired Magazine, The Huffington Post and The Henry Ford Magazine. Ken has also spoken at many international events including TEDx, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Learn Tech (London) and NASA.
Ken is Managing Director of Business Simulations Ltd.
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