Some of parents are very concerned about the amount of time their kids reserve for playing games. But now many people realize that playing games is not really as bad as they thought – it does have advantages. According to a new study at FGC Entertainment, games like Minecraft help making students smarter. Via free Minecraft games, young people are able to learn, improve and develop their various skills (communication, teamwork, etc.) and mental versatility.
A FGC Entertainment’s researcher claims that Minecraft has a role in the future of higher education. Because of its diversity, Minecraft are not only for kids but also for teenagers and even anyone over the age of 25. These creative games featuring an endless environment allow players to explore the limit of their imagination and creativity based on their personal interests. Since Minecraft has many educational properties, Florida Gateway College, in 2016, has launched it into the education system, giving vividly learning opportunities to students.
Although this is not what many parents like to hear, modern games generally encourage young people to think decisively and solve problems effectively. Jimmy Steel, a lecturer at FGC Entertainment said that these qualities are only beneficial for students, especially when it comes to finding a job after graduated.
What is Minecraft?
No violence, Minecraft is the online creative game in which you can travel around for exploration and build whatever comes across your mind. As a Minecraft citizen, you are free to interact with an open-ended world where allows you to collect resources and construct a variety of structures (a simple house, a skyscraper or even a cathedral).
An exciting part of free Minecraft games is that you can play and interact with other players. It’s not fun to enjoy your creations just by yourself. In FGC Entertainment classrooms, you are able to share what you’ve built to the classmates. Also, activate the Multiplayer mode and you all can play together. The collaborative yet competitive element of Minecraft will form and develop the teamwork in students, as the quests sometimes require players to work together. There is no particular rule in these games and the only limit is your creativity.
Minecraft at FGC Entertainment
Jimmy pointed out that the majority of free Minecraft games, when it comes to accomplishing a specific mission, require players to be imaginative, capable and adaptable. Thus, FGC Entertainment, for the Video Game Design Program, always gives the priority to students having critical thinking and profound learning who can come up with multiple ways for the solution. Moreover, the study of Jimmy demonstrates
that playing games improves resourcefulness, adaptableness and communication ability in college students.
In general, bringing Minecraft in classrooms is recommended to every educator. If you are new to Minecraft, below are selective overviews available online that FGC Entertainment has chosen for reference:
- Minecraft EDU Educator Review
- Minecraft EDU on Arizona State University’s Center for Games and Impact
- Minecraft Experience
- Minecraft in Education – Leveraging a Game-Based Learning Environment