Are we engaged? Yes.
Will we win? Hopefully.
Is our desire to win based on a deep desire to learn. Possibly not.
I'm not saying we don't want to learn but we definitely want to win! Win! So... By way of a super quick reflection on gamification: I'm keen to look deeper but I'm a bit wary of the motivation behind it.
UPDATE: We won in such a big way that just MY score was higher than the next team. We may possibly have taken the scoring just a wee bit more seriously than anyone else… :)
This relates to the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers…
Standard 3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 6 Engage in professional learning.
Standard 7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.