Are Your Kids Learning 21st Century Skills?

Think Fun shares a review on games that teach your children skills that they will use and need in the 21st century.  One such skill is learning to be a systems thinker, Waters Foundation says  “The Habits of a Systems Thinker describe ways of thinking about how systems work and how actions taken can impact results seen over time.  They encompass a spectrum of thinking strategies that foster problem-solving and encourage questioning.  Though “habit” is defined as a usual way of doing things, the Habits of a Systems Thinker do not suggest that systems thinkers are limited by routine ways of thinking.  Rather, the Habits encourage flexible thinking and appreciation of new, emerging insights and multiple perspectives.”

See what Think Fun has to share about these games that encourage users to be systems thinkers:

  • Rise of Nations
  • Plague, Inc.
  • Sim City
  • Explorable Explanations
  • Simulating the World (In Emoji)
  • Parable of the Paragons

Read more and find out how game hacking can introduce other necessary 21st century work skills like design thinking and team collaboration:  Games, Hacking, and the 21st Century Skill of Systems Thinking

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