On June 22nd, the iRead project in collaboration with Learnus held a webinar with teacher practitioners and researchers coming together to discuss learning through games, the theory and practice.
During the event, we heard thoughts and ideas from researchers Dr Mina Vasalou and Dr Laura Benton from UCL, and a number of UK-based teacher participants on the project, Nessan Quiery (deputy head – Jubilee Primary), Lacey Cousins (Y2 teacher – Eleanor Palmer Primary) and Stephanie Harries/Marie-Noelle Flowerdew (Y2 teachers – Europa School). In dialogue, they explored game-based learning around three themes:
The possibilities of personalised learning and the role of the teacher
Games fostering motivation and the role of rewards
Evidencing learning when using games in the classroom
During the event we heard some fascinating insights into the use of the Navigo game in the classroom and also had some great discussions with our webinar attendees. You can watch back the full recording here.