Transforming Education with an Alien Rescue
How does Min Liu change the world?
By creating a technology-rich learning environment to help sixth graders tackle difficult scientific concepts and solve problems. In other words, Dr, Liu and her team of graduate students have created a really fun videogame called "Alien Rescue" that puts students in the shoes of a young scientist who must find new homes in the solar system for several different alien species with vastly different habitat requirements.
“Alien Rescue is a good example of inquiry-based learning, which is a highly effective way of teaching critical thinking skills and developing problem-solving abilities,” Liu says. “The program has been successful as a teaching and learning tool for all groups, from gifted and talented to at-risk students. And, according to the teachers, it’s an excellent motivation booster.”
Learn more about Alien Rescue: http://alienrescue.edb.utexas.edu/
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