Learning with Minecraft

Understand the impact that game-based learning has had and continues to have within the Education Sector.

Reports below are taken from Minecraft: Education Editions Website.

21ST CENTURY SKILLS

A 2017 study of elementary students using Minecraft in school found significant improvements in creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, and computational thinking skills.

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“Transforming Education with Minecraft”

98%

of teachers surveyed cited problem-solving as the top skill their students learn from Minecraft.

40%

of jobs in growth industries require soft skills, those fostered by social and emotional learning (SEL).

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

The Microsoft Class of 2030 research revealed that future-ready students will need more than tech skills to succeed. Teachers in 11 countries cited collaboration, decision-making, and communication as top skills cultivated by Minecraft.

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“Class of 2030 Report”

TEAMWORK & CODING SKILLS

This 2018 paper analyzes how Minecraft supports social-emotional and STEM learning in Quebec schools. Students demonstrated creativity, higher levels of engagement, and teamwork.

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“The Educational Impacts of Minecraft on Elementary School Students”

80%

of students learning with Minecraft used coding to advance to higher levels.

71%

of teachers using digital games reported improvement in student numeracy and computational thinking.

JOB PREPAREDNESS & STEM

The Microsoft Class of 2030 research revealed that future-ready students will need more than tech skills to succeed. Teachers in 11 countries cited collaboration, decision-making, and communication as top skills cultivated by Minecraft.

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“Class of 2030 Report”

Learn Soft-Skills!

Problem Solving

Minecraft helps kids to cultivate a creative problem-solving mindset, turning problem-solving into a fun activity where failure is seen as a stepping stone to success.

3D Concepting

Minecraft promotes visuospatial reasoning skills, or learning how to manipulate objects in space in a way that helps them create dynamic structures. This is the basis for more abstract skills such as logical conclusions.

Imagination & Creativity

Minecraft is simply one of the most creative games out there, limited only by imagination!

Self-reliance, resilience and tenacity

Minecraft promotes a growth mindset, helping kids to feel comfortable experimenting, seeing failure as part of the creative learning process, and remaining motivated.

Organisation & time management

Completing Minecraft challenges, requires kids to plan ahead, as well as to prioritise the tasks needed to achieve their goal.

Empathy

Minecraft promotes empathy education by requiring kids to examine the situation of Minecraft Villagers, put themselves “in their shoes”, and generate creative solutions that will best help them.

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