Kids Video Game Could Spark a New Generation Construction Industry Stars

“Minecraft extends kids’ spatial reasoning skills, construction skills, and understanding of planning,” said Eric Klopfer, a professor and the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Scheller Teacher Education Program. “In many ways, it’s like a digital version of Lego.” Some youngsters in Europe are required to use Minecraft to learn about building, exploration, creativity and even collaboration, according to an article in The New York Times. It’s an intriguing piece, which also references a neuroscience study indicating the positive effects the game has on children’s brains.

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