Is there a place for esports in education?

Esports in education is gaining popularity, with research showing that participation in these activities can improve students’ performance and overall well-being

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The benefits of esports education
Educators know that taking part in extracurricular activities boosts student success. The impact is huge, and stays that way regardless of the activity in question. Countless studies have already shown that students who are involved in extracurricular activities are more successful socially, professionally and academically.

Students who are heavily involved in extracurricular clubs or activities generally take fewer days off from school and graduate at a much higher rate. They also tend to perform better in maths and reading, and aspire to greater heights than their less active counterparts. These students are also typically far more likely to pay attention in class, and tend to care a lot more about the outcome of their education. On top of this, they seem to have greater self confidence levels and engage in fewer harmful behaviours like smoking and drinking.

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esports
Esports is an exciting, up-and-coming field for today’s students to explore

A perk for education providers
To benefit from this promising addition to the sector, education providers must strive to offer activities that appeal to as many students as possible. That’s where esports comes in.
On 16 January 2020, we hosted a free webinar to uncover more about esports and how the discipline can benefit your school, college or university as we explored the five pillars of esports in education:

– Inclusivity

– Differentiation

– Cross-curricular alignment

– Esports coaching

– Careers and continued education

We also discussed how to incorporate esports in education, covering the likes of:

– Equipment requirements – Including a demo of the latest in interactive display technology

– Starting a team

– Joining a tournament

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