Case Study: Creative Games—GEMS DAA
Nothing engages kids in learning like giving them a chance to play around, and when you add creativity and critical thinking you really give them a chance to shine like never before.
This is exactly what Jaimie Powers of GEMS Dubai American Academy did with her students when she asked them to use the Fluencies to create their own original games—and the results were spectacular.
Together with her teaching partner, she presented her students with a unique challenge based on the Essential Fluencies that would encourage her learners to imagine and play like never before.
“Imagine you walk outside to the playground and all of the equipment and toys are all gone,” she told her students in her scenario. “ Your goal is to create a game that you can play only using four pieces of equipment.” And that’s where all the fun started.
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