Open-ended education emerges when we combine play with serious challenges. More gameful than gamification, this idea is inspired by theories about situated action and emergent behaviour in decentralized systems. Instead of designing for goal-oriented behaviour, the situated actions model assumes that learners do not structure their activity beforehand, but that activity grows as the interaction in the context of use occurs. This presentation was given as part of CounterPlay Festival 2016 by Associate Professor Rikke Toft Nørgård.
This is part of a series of articles related to the project Education: The Day after Tomorrow. The research network aims to design, develop and promote innovative theories, methods and practices in 21st century education.