Games as an engaging teaching and learning technique: Learning or playing?

Games offer a medium for students to explore and interrogate information in a fun and interactive way. This type of animated learning environment is critical for engaging students in the learning given the prominence of iPods, game boys, play stations and a wide variety of highly entertaining and Sci-fi television in young people’s lives today. A passive learning environment will not stimulate them as they are used to greater pace and interactivity in life in general and so it is natural that they will need excitement and interactivity to support their learning.