What is the difference between game based learning and gamification?

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Gamification

Taking game elements and apply them to a non-game setting.


Game based learning

Game based learning is a broader concept than gamification. Traditional education pedagogy puts the student in a passive position. A more modern view is that learning happens everywhere and using co-op experiences is very effective, students relate what they already know. Games create the opportunity to interact and give instant feedback.


Some of the 21st Century Skills taught through game based learning.

•   Critical thinking.

•   Collaboration and skilled communication.

•   Self-regulation.

•   Problem based learning.