A crossover element of adult education and gamification has inspired me to try something new.
A little while back I dissected a game on my phone, Jetpack Joyride, and tried to find ideas that could be used in training and development. Achievements are an element of that game that encourage players to gain experience by exploring the game, but it does this in a very casual way. Nothing needs to be done in a particular order, but there are a lot of different targets. Once you try thing ‘x’ or do task ‘y,’ you earn the achievement. It doesn’t really get you anything, but you’ve learned more or done something new. Continue reading →
This week we explore Self Awareness and the importance of it for educators.
The first thing that we discuss is the Johari Window and it’s importance for self exploration. We also look at a few things you can do to share a bit of yourself with other which, of course, leads to better relationships. Here’s a link to the wikipedia article for JoHari Windows. And here is another that I found as part of a slide presentation. Continue reading →