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El concepto de gamificación (ludificación, según propone Fundéu) fue introducido de manera generalizada por el desarrollador de juegos Nick Pelling en el año 2010 al realizar una investigación sobre el trabajo en equipo para una empresa de desarrollo de hardware. En palabras del autor, la gamificación consiste en la aplicación de elementos característicos de los juegos en contextos no lúdicos. Desde entonces, diversos campos como el laboral, empresarial y, por supuesto, el educativo, han aprovechado su potencial para influir en el comportamiento de las personas. En los últimos años, la gamificación se ha convertido en una de las técnicas de aprendizaje emergentes más ampliamente adoptadas en los centros educativos, aunque se está ge…
20.05.2020 · From The_Conversation_Spain
Schools should be safe places. Yet, throughout the world, violence in schools remains a problem. Girls and boys who are seen as ‘soft’ or ‘gay’ are the main victims of bullying, name-calling, physical violence and sexual violence. These experiences in schools affect children’s concentration and academic performance. In some instances girls drop out of school to avoid such violence. In comparison to girls, boys are more likely to engage in physical violence and bullying is more common among boys.
16.03.2020 · From The_Conversation_Africa
Tuition-free college has gotten a lot of momentum of late. Front-runners in the Democratic presidential field – including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden – have all come out in support of federally funded tuition-free college. And it isn’t just Democrats. Nineteen states have passed tuition-free college policies, including Republican strongholds Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky. So have nearly ...
26.02.2020 · From The_Conversation_USA
The coronavirus outbreak may be the biggest disruption to international student flows in history. There are more than 100,000 students stuck in China who had intended to study in Australia this year. As each day passes, it becomes more unlikely they will arrive in time for the start of the academic year. Of course international affairs are bound to sometimes interfere with the more than 5.3 million students studying outside their ...
06.02.2020 · From The_Conversation_Australia