Why is learning through games important?

Grades 4-12 | Technology Skills | Cloud-based

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Gaming is a medium that encourages interaction, discovery, and trial-and-error. A good game challenges the player to master skills over time, which is the same critical process students go through as they learn.

Games excel at rewarding “productive struggle”—the kind of struggle that results in learning that’s engaging and motivating, not tedious.

When game-based learning systems are compared against conventional assessment methods, the difference is clear: games are better at helping students retain knowledge, concentrate and perform at a higher level of achievement

Games also provide real-time feedback that allows students to adjust their solution path and understand concepts more holistically, instead of being limited to just “correct” or “incorrect” answers.

A great game is more than just badges and achievements—it’s about a player’s journey, well-designed puzzles, and the ability to tackle challenges with agency and confidence.

CodeCombat is a game that gives players that agency and confidence with our robust typed code engine, which helps beginner and advanced students alike write proper, valid code.

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