Why should we merge games and education?

For a long time, video games and education are two factions that have been kept apart from each other as much as possible because games have traditionally been associated merely with entertainment and being a distraction from the serious business of school. Why, then, is there currently such buzz over learning pedagogies that involve the adoption of games or its principles? Are they simply fads that make learning appear more appealing without enhancing knowledge acquisition and critical thinking abilities in…

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