Reward and recognize effort and process

Game principle. Reward and recognize effort and process (????) : Encourage successful practices and attitudes. Classroom implementation ideas include:   Achievement Badges to Emphasize mindset and traits, order as well as reflection on successful processes.  

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Leverage social power

Game principle: Leverage social power (利用群众激励) : A powerful way to build a better learning environment is to leverage the power of social dynamics — to get students to help each other and to recognize each other’s contributions.  Game-like elements can be introduced to promote collaboration, peer mentoring and teaching, peer recognition/status, and positive social influence. Classroom implementation ideas include: leaderboards for prosocial behavior, and prosocial currency like Like! cards.  Communal discovery/group challenges are also useful, in…

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Leverage intrinsic motivation

Game principle: Leverage intrinsic motivation (内在激励) People have basic desires, such as: Autonomy – to be in control of one’s goals and behaviors Competence – gain mastery of tasks/skills Relatedness/Belonging/Purpose – being part of a bigger cause Creativity – expressing one’s individualism Curiosity/Exploration – explore personally interesting information Educators can design intrinsically motivating learning environments, taking these kinds of motivators into account. Classroom implementation ideas include: Multiple ways to complete an assignment.  Tracks based upon interest.  Optional…

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Cultivate a winner’s mindset

Game principle: Cultivate a winner’s mindset (????? ??????) Learning through failure, viagra buy persistence, optimism to win.  Learning through failure, Encouraging persistence/grit, Optimism to Win. Classroom implementation ideas include: Allowing students to re-do assignments, providing multiple ways to come up with a solution, and the use of achievement badges such as the Persistence card. Case studies

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Light the pathway to mastery

Game principle: “Light the pathway” to mastery (看得到明确的目标和进步) Use a structured roadmap to lead the learner on the path to mastery.  This includes giving students a clear sense of short/long-term goals, and their progress toward completing these goals.  In addition, providing rapid feedback is essential so that learners can know if they are on the right track. Classroom implementation ideas include: a quest-based learning structure, classroom maps, and using experience points (XP) to indicate one’s progress…

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