Appointed to the citizens’ jury, your child will be able to get involved in the debate surrounding a controversial, mine-building mega project, Project Megarock, in this critical thinking game.
Problem Solving -Your child will learn that not all the solutions are in black and white and there are often two sides to each problem. They will need to weigh the pros and cons before making a more informed decision.
Planning Ahead -They will also realize that solutions should be not chosen just because it has immediate benefits (in the short term). Instead, they will need to cast their eyes a few years or even decades ahead and think about the impact this decision will have on the citizens’ future.
Listening -Since most of the information provided in the game are conveyed in a verbal manner, your child will be able to hone their listening skills. Some of the speakers speak in with an accent, so that will further increase the challenge.
Science -Through Project Megarock: Yes or No, your child will understand more about the nature-related and environmental side of science.
Nature -Your child will learn the impact mega projects will have on the natural world.
General Knowledge -They will get an idea how bureaucracy and democracy should work in addition to learning how to prepare a proper argument for the stance they are taking. They will also learn, to some extent, how investigative journalism is done.
English Language -The game contains quite a variety of words and sometimes, jargons, which can enhance your child’s vocabulary.
Critical Thinking -To make an informed decision or stance, your child will need to utilize their critical thinking skills to decide on the best arguments to use when they are recommending a decision in this game.
Less Educational Aspects
Motivation -Motivated by the power vested in them as they are part of the jury in this game, your child will be motivated to find the best solution to help the people who will be affected by the Megarock project.
by AethynaAug 17, 2016Appointed to the citizens’ jury, your child will be able to get involved in the debate surrounding a controversial, mine-building mega project, Project Megarock, in this critical thinking game.
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