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Swedish School Makes Minecraft Lessons Compulsory 162

Posted by samzenpus
from the learn-to-play dept.
SchrodingerZ writes "The Viktor Rydberg school in Stockholm, Sweden, has announced that they have included Minecraft into the curriculum for their 13-year-old students. The program is not meant to teach children about math or language, but rather as a tool to inspire creativity in the classroom. 'They learn about city planning, environmental issues, getting things done, and even how to plan for the future,' Viktor Rydberg teacher Monica Ekman told English-language newspaper The Local. 'It's not any different from arts or woodcraft,' she added."
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Swedish School Makes Minecraft Lessons Compulsory

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  • Legos (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 14, 2013 @06:35PM (#42586937)

    Or you could do what my 3rd grade teacher did and let a bunch of kids play with Legos.

  • As a teacher, (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ClaraBow (212734) on Monday January 14, 2013 @07:08PM (#42587209)
    I think this is wonderful. I'm very disheartened by the direction of the educational system in the United States. It seems that we have become a nation obsessed with standardized testing due to the No Child Left Behind Legislation (NCLB). At least at our school, all we care about is doing well on the state test because our school is graded and penalized based on the scores. It is very sad as art programs, Tech Ed, and project based learning is out the door because we have to drill and kill our kids so we can improve on the state test. It's not the teachers' or the administrators' fault. It's the laws that have been put in place by clueless Legislators. It's very sad that creativity has been trumped by root memorization, thoughtless learning!
  • by Joe_Dragon (2206452) on Monday January 14, 2013 @08:24PM (#42587779)

    cooperative multiplayer is in simcity 2000 network edition

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