Donal and I have been having an extended discussion over the last couple months about the topic of “Fun.” Looks like we’re not the only ones.
New edublog – The Illuminated Dragon – and some good questions at StigmergicWeb
Many times students are labelled as being lazy or not willing to put in the effort. When I watch some of the same students, though, practicing tricks on a skateboard or playing a game, it seems quite apparent that they are willing to put significant time and effort into some very difficult problems. One of the differences, obviously, is fun – it is expected that someone will have fun while they are practicing a trick on a skateboard or learning a new video game. Fun is built into the design of these problems. So why can