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Introduction      To A  Gameful  Mindset   Randall FujimotoGameTrain Learning, Inc.
“Gameful Mindset”• ATTITUDE of a gamer –  optimistic, curious,  motivated, up for challenges• BELIEF in the power and  pot...
YOUR GOAL:How can I develop a Gameful Mindset?
Let’s PlayA Game!
Play• More play → creative thinking,  problem-solving, language  development, social-emotional  skills¹• Less play → anxie...
Growth Mindset• Carol Dweck, Stanford U.• Fixed vs. Growth Mindset• http://vimeo.com/11459772
Flow
Embracing Failure• In games, you’re failing  about 80% of the time• Tolerate ambiguity and  uncertainty• Failure = partial...
Continuous FeedbackAssessment in school:      Formative   Summative     Assessment   AssessmentAssessment in games:    For...
Just In Time Learning• Traditional pedagogy    • Textbooks, lectures    • Learn → Do• Gameful pedagogy   • Situated   • Le...
Constant Iteration• Traditional learning:  Learn → Do• Gameful Learning:  Do → Learn → Do →  Learn → Do → Learn →…
Some characteristicsof a Gameful Mindset •Play •Growth Mindset •Flow •Embracing Failure •Continuous Feedback •Just In Time...
Keep developing your  Gameful Mindset!     Randall Fujimoto  GameTrain Learning, Inc.randall@gametrainlearning.org  www.ga...
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Professional development workshop about various characteristics of a "gameful" mindset.

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  1. 1. Introduction To A Gameful Mindset Randall FujimotoGameTrain Learning, Inc.
  2. 2. “Gameful Mindset”• ATTITUDE of a gamer – optimistic, curious, motivated, up for challenges• BELIEF in the power and potential of games (playing, designing, thinking)
  3. 3. YOUR GOAL:How can I develop a Gameful Mindset?
  4. 4. Let’s PlayA Game!
  5. 5. Play• More play → creative thinking, problem-solving, language development, social-emotional skills¹• Less play → anxiety, depression, suicide, and narcissism²• ¹ Wenner, M. (2009), The Serious Need For Play, Scientific American Mind.• ²Gray, P. (2011), The Decline of Play and the Rise of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents, American Journal of Play, 3(4).
  6. 6. Growth Mindset• Carol Dweck, Stanford U.• Fixed vs. Growth Mindset• http://vimeo.com/11459772
  7. 7. Flow
  8. 8. Embracing Failure• In games, you’re failing about 80% of the time• Tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty• Failure = partial success
  9. 9. Continuous FeedbackAssessment in school: Formative Summative Assessment AssessmentAssessment in games: Formative Summative Assessment Assessment
  10. 10. Just In Time Learning• Traditional pedagogy • Textbooks, lectures • Learn → Do• Gameful pedagogy • Situated • Learn ↔ Do
  11. 11. Constant Iteration• Traditional learning: Learn → Do• Gameful Learning: Do → Learn → Do → Learn → Do → Learn →…
  12. 12. Some characteristicsof a Gameful Mindset •Play •Growth Mindset •Flow •Embracing Failure •Continuous Feedback •Just In Time Learning •Constant Iteration
  13. 13. Keep developing your Gameful Mindset! Randall Fujimoto GameTrain Learning, Inc.randall@gametrainlearning.org www.gametrainlearning.org Twitter: @randyfuj
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