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Future of Learning (Or, why school can never be as good as a cool video game)

A recent Medea Vox episode showcases a conversation between David Williamson Shaffer, professor of learning science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a game scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research; Morten Misfeldt, professor in mathematics, information and technology at Aalborg University; and Daniel Spikol, assistant professor at the Department of Media Technology at Malmö University.

We constantly ask the question: “What do students need to know?” What we really need to ask is: ”What do students need to be able to do? What are the kinds of problems that they need to be able to solve?”

—David Williamson Shaffer

GAPS is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.