Credit to Rachel Bolstad at NZCER for pulling together this discourse on perceptions of gaming in the classroom. I don’t believe you have to be the ‘first mover’ to take advantage of new learning strategies but there are risks – real or perceived – that are associated with changing practice. Our expectations of how colleagues and the school community will see things can add to the anxiety of trying something new. I can certainly relate to some of the comments in Rachel’s post.
You can read more of Rachel’s research (and that of others) at the NZCER Games for Learning blog.