Taking Game Based Learning to the Next Level

by Wade O. Nichols

Times shown are for Shanghai time (GMT+8)

In this session you will learn about how connecting the classroom to the home with reflective game based learning is a game changer in language learning environments.

Webinar details

In this interactive webinar, Wade and Jake take a look at game-based learning. Wade discusses the benefits of integrating games in English language classes. He identifies four reasons why he believes using games is beneficial.

  • Motivation
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Intensifies practice
  • Develops other skills

Wade moves on with short history lesson of game and learning through play in mainstream education where he discusses four prominent educators from the 1800s and 1900s.

  • Fredrich Frobel
  • Maria Montesorri
  • Lev Vygotsky
  • John Dewey
  • Chen Heqin

Wade identifies the important educational theories these five influencers brought to education that are highly relevant to current ELT classrooms. He shows 3 of his favourite flash card based games for the classroom and the further skills developed by these.

Jake then showcases the Fun English for Schools app and learner management system. He focuses on how data from app gameplay can help to inform teachers to make quality classroom and planning decisions.

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Wade O. Nichols

Wade O.Nichols is an ambassador for the benefits of games in YL language learning. Wade has developed English learning programs since 1997. He has written course materials and educational storybooks and presented large-scale teacher training workshops for OUP, Pearson, Disney Education and Studycat. Wade holds a Masters Degree in International Education Development from the prestigious Teachers College of Columbia University.