Serious Games

There is no one single definition of the term “serious games” however it is widely accepted that a serious game in an educational setting is considered to be a purposeful learning environment that targets key curriculum areas for explicit learning. Serious games are games or game-like interactive systems developed with game technology and design principles for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment.

The Serious Games strand of the Games-based Learning trial gives teachers the opportunity to research how these games can be purposefully integrated into the curriculum to support student learning. The trial will enable teachers to reflect on the ways in which these serious games can be used to engage students and develop a range of skills and teaching approaches that best support these tools for learning.

Also see: Games in Education Wiki

Schools have selected one of the games listed below. All of the games listed are freely available on the internet and can be accessed through FUSE. Applicants should view the serious game to ensure it is suitable for their class.