Games constitute a wonderful tool for engaging learners and reinforcing learning.
This is a practical and entertaining introduction to using games and structured learning activities in training. It is the first book to combine gaming rationale, hands-on advice, and sample games.
Susan El-Shamy begins with an overview of the benefits of using games, touches on the learning psychology, foundations of game playing, describes the most common types of games, and provides guidelines for choosing games appropriate for given objectives.
She offers seasoned advice on how to setup and conduct games and on how to assess their effectiveness. She concludes with suggestions on how to adapt existing games and activities to new purposes and, bryons that, on how the reader can create and design his or her own games.
This book includes a resource list of commercially available games and related web sites.