Getting Smart Podcast | How Minecraft Improves SEL Outcomes

In this podcast, we share findings from a research study we recently completed on the connection between gaming and social and emotional learning (SEL).

In particular, the study focused on the use of Minecraft across K-12 education. Through literature review, interviews, a global teacher survey and classroom observations, our team saw firsthand how teachers and students are using Minecraft to support student SEL outcomes.

Listen in as we discuss the findings, speak with a school administrator and hear from students about their interest in Minecraft.

To learn more and see all the findings read our full report, How Minecraft Supports Social and Emotional Learning in K–12 Education. We look forward to hearing your thoughts both in the comments section of this post and on social media. Below are the key findings from our global teacher survey:

Below are the key findings from our global teacher survey:

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This podcast is part of a research project made possible with support from Microsoft. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility and opinions of Getting Smart and the interviewees featured.

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Caroline Vander Ark

Caroline is President of Getting Smart.

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