Minecraft Being Taught as a Compulsory Subject in a Swedish School

By   /   Jan 23, 2014

Unorthodox methods sometimes lead to success. The reason I say this is because a Swedish school has made it compulsory for its students to play Minecraft and learn about city planning and development.

Viktor Rydberg School took part in a national competition called ‘Future City’, which required students to come up with ideas related to city planning and development.

And because of this, they put Minecraft in their timetable to taught pupils about building and designing.

They learn about city planning, environmental issues, getting things done, and even how to plan for the future.

The idea received much appraises from everyone and the school administration intended on executing it again.

In an interview to The Local magazine, a spokesperson said that the boys actively participated in the sessions. But interestingly, the girls also showed keen interest in developing something.

The boys knew a lot about it before we even started, but the girls were happy to create and build something too – it’s not any different from arts or woodcraft.

A large number of parents were against the idea of introducing video games in a school but seeing how it can ignite creativity, they gave their full support to the program. Owning to these facts, the school has now made it compulsory for its pupils to build things in Minecraft.

Minecraft is a sandbox indie title developed by Mojang. As of 2013, The game has sold about 12.5 million copies on PC and 33 million copies across all platforms with over 40 million registered players.

Are you in the favor of such unconventional teaching methodologies? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

AMD Ryzen CPU

The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More