Synthesizing Diverse Perspectives
When it comes to the topic of grit, most readily agree that grit is the key predictor of successful people. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of the best way to teach and learn the skill of grit. While some are convinced that learning grit through gaming is the best strategy, others believe that a good strategy has yet to be developed.
From Topic to Significance
- I am trying to learn about different games abilities to teach grit
- because I want to find out what parts of a game allow for the development of grit and how those ideas can be applied to reality
- in order to help my reader understand why gaming is so important to modern day education.
I think that my topic has developed a lot during this class period. I think that the most productive activity was the Research Topic: Invention through Collaboration. I got a lot of feedback on different questions I could consider and it sparked my interest in certain subjects. The research question I had by the end of class which I am still planning on slimming down is “what is the importance of failure in the development of a grittier mind and how games like Dark Souls III offer the ideal platform for productive failure.” Once I get a little further into my topic, I hope that my research question will become a little more specific to one target area, but for now I want to look into what is going to give me the best results.