DepEd, Microsoft Philippines engages students, teachers through game-based learning

DepEd Microsoft Philippines engages students teachers through game-based learning

EdusentroDepEd, Microsoft Philippines engages students, teachers through game-based learning | PASIG CITY, April 28, 2022 – The Department of Education (DepEd) in partnership with Microsoft Philippines engaged students, teachers, and parents in an immersed learning experience through the Minecraft Education Edition: (M:EE) DepEd Active Citizen Campaign.

The DepEd Active Citizen Campaign brings together stories of identified Noble Peace laureates and challenges learners to be engaged, passionate, and diligent change-makers, all inside Minecraft: Education Edition.

“This gamified tool captures the attention of our young learners because it’s easy to use and entertaining. This is a great opportunity for learners and educators to understand the life of Nobel Peace laureates and encourage them to be active citizens of the world,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said.

M:EE is designed to encourage the use of game-based learning with easy-to-use lesson plans, worlds, and resources to create richer classroom experiences, at the same time, support the continuous activation and roll-out of Microsoft 365 through the utilization of M:EE licenses.

The Department, through the Youth Formation Division (YFD) and Information Communication Technology Service (ICTS), introduced the latest in transformative learning for learners and future young leaders nationwide.

“As active members of our community, our responsibility is to ensure the welfare, safety, and implementation of peace and order to make the lives of everyone harmonious and be a contributor to the development and growth of our beloved nation,” EdTech Unit Head Mark Sy emphasized.

Mr. Sy further explained that Minecraft for education edition is not only a gamified tool for playing, but it instills values formation by bringing out the best in learners upon following the guidance scenarios and putting by heart the life skills and lessons imparted to every virtual world.

The live lesson campaign featured lectures and exercises where viewers can acquire transferable skills and a compassionate attitude to see the good in each person and use these things to make them better leaders in the future. Furthermore, the activity also encourages students, teachers, and parents to reflect and build on what they have learned by using DepEd Active Citizen tool.

Students, teachers, and parents also participated in the live lessons conducted using Microsoft Teams Live event.