Celebrating Inquiry: Fall 2014 V.1 no. 1

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Experiencing Through Games…Steve Woodcock

To what extent can student engagement and learning be increased by the use of games and simulations in the grade 11 social studies classroom?

Through exit slips, assessments and, mentor teacher input I have been using games at key points to introduce key social studies concepts. Thus far success has been achieved as students are having fun, getting a break from the same routine, and learning. In addition this has been a great way to engage kinesthetic learners.

Steve recently graduated from the University of Lethbridge. He describes himself as an “Educator, husband, father, with a little sanity left”.