Learning through Play

 

My kids grew up with SimCity and all of its spinoffs. Read what the game designer, Will Wright, has to say about game play and education on the 25th birthday of his creation.

“I really think our brain is wired to consume entertainment and enjoy entertainment, precisely because of the fact that it’s inherently educational,” says Wright. “And we’ve made this artificial distinction between the two, we’ve almost kind of put a chasm there that didn’t exist … I think SimCity was just a simple example that for a lot of people started to remove the wall between the two.”

“I think that play, in a more general sense, is fundamentally one of the ways that we understand the world, the real world.”

Read the article here.