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Learning and boardgames: A practical-theory workshop based on gestalt pedagogy

By Hayo Siemsen

Workshop 2016, University of Helsinki, Department of Education

Is learning linear, a fixed amount of contents taught in a fixed amount of time, or is it exponential, like growth processes in nature? Exponential learning is possible, if one learns as close a possible to sensual perception and the natural development of neuronal processes. Then, “intuition” and “Gestalt” become central. But these are difficult to access with “conscious cognitive” approaches. One effective and efficient way is to use one of the oldest methods of learning in nature: playing games. Especially board and cardgames can serve as explicit models, are easy to adapt and have a large range of modern, very well developed mechanisms ready to be utilized

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