Matthew Banfield

Matthew Banfield

Matthew Banfield is a Trainee Primary School Teacher studying his PGCE at the University of Worcester. He has an interest in how technology can impact young children’s learning, especially in areas such as video games, social media and portable technology.

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:58

What can Minecraft offer education?

It’s likely that the majority of British school pupils play video games. From smartphones to games consoles, there are a lot of games available to them. Here, teacher-in-training and gamer Matthew Banfield explores the possibilities that the incredibly popular Minecraft presents to schools.

Working in education, you have most likely heard of Minecraft. This game has captured a generation, giving people who play the game an unlimited space to explore and express themselves. The game may well have taken over your classroom through the huge amount of merchandise available, from pencil cases to books.

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