Ministry of education refused to teach students computer games

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The Ministry of education of Russia has no plans to incorporate computer games into the school curriculum. On Thursday, August 22, according to the Telegram-channel “Rise”.

“The addition of such items can lead to fatigue of students”, — said the press service of the Ministry, noting that the curriculum is balanced, based on the recommendations on the allowable load for each age category.

The Ministry said that “gamification has a place in the development of modern educational technologies in Russia and experience of foreign countries”.

In the Ministry of education assured that supports the specialized workshops in the field of IT and programming, as well as other events that promote development of children who are in the regions on a regular basis.

Earlier Thursday it was reported that the Institute of development Internet (IRI) addressed the Ministry of education with a proposal to introduce school training computer games Dota 2, Hearthstone, Dota Underlords, StarCraft II, FIFA 19, World of Tanks, Minecraft, and CodinGame. Many of them are big eSports Championships. The list was games of different genres: strategy, multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), card games, and tank and football game.

The Director General of IRI Sergey Petrov explained that the main criterion for the selection of games were important skills that they help develop. Games from this list, students will be able to learn teamwork, strategic and abstract thinking, logic, creativity and speed of response. Also, when selecting games, the Institute’s experts relied on their popularity among the audience, support games developers and the presence of marking age 14+.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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