Game-based learning skills

Game-based learning skills are a speciality of School Entrance Tests. Just like most we love games and find that learning through games doesn’t only make it fun, but it amplifies learning.

Below we list useful links to not only game-based learning but also game-based assessment. Whether for education or in the world of business.

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Game-based learning skills

Since 2017 we have been leading the psychometric test design input to the MindX design team for their game-based learning assessment (GBA) tools. This has continued since the HireVue takeover of the MindX company in May 2018.

The digital assessment supplier Hire Vue, with their cutting-edge cognitive ability mini-game tests, is the leading worldwide supplier of game-based assessment. For entry talent, for graduate assessment and for more manager assessment.

Brexit effect on children’d school learning

It isn’t just adults who are affected by protracted Brexit negotiations. Children are too. Some are under the impression there is no longer any point learning a language. Others are simply worried that Europeans will no longer like them.

Brexit effect on children. Hello in different languages.

According to a recent report from the British Council, one consequence of Brexit is that children aren’t learning European languages. Teresa Tinsley, the report author, told the BBC that secondary schools in poorer areas are reporting a very definite Brexit effect. This could lead to an even sharper decline in language learning.

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Brexit effect on children

While some parents are telling children there is no longer any point learning a language post-Brexit, the opposite is true, she said. “If they haven’t got a language, that is a closing off of opportunities for work and culturally.”

Schools are also reporting a reduction in activities, such as foreign exchanges. These give children the chance to experience a different culture.

Nor is the British Council the only report that is worried about children no longer learning languages. A recent survey of 602 school children aged 5–17 in the week ending 7 September. Its findings show that over one in ten (11 per cent) of 5-17-year-olds think they’ll no longer need to learn modern foreign languages. 

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Everything will be more expensive

However, the biggest concern for British children is that prices will go up. According to the survey, 38 per cent of children polled said the main impact is that everything will become more expensive under Brexit. Perhaps this suggests that children have a firmer grasp of economics than many adults think!

Children are also concerned about what Europeans will think of them post-Brexit. Its survey showed that 16% of the pupils polled said one consequence of Britain leaving the EU is that Europeans will no longer like us. In a similar vein, 14% think that the UK leaving the EU will mean no more holidays in Europe.

On a lighter note, 11% of the youngsters polled think British football teams won’t play in Europe anymore. As a result, Liverpool may not have the opportunity to defend their Champions League trophy in 2020. 10% of respondents also believe Brexit will mean we can’t take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. 

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Brexit effect on children. Football stadium

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