Education Through Design

In 2007, a group of game designers in New York City founded Institute of Play, a not-for-profit design studio with the aims of pioneering new models of learning and engagement. 2 years later, the studio opened Quest to Learn, a public school organized around principles of game design and play. The school immerses students in challenge-based contexts and acknowledges design, collaboration, and systems thinking as key literacies of the 21st century, and scored an impressive ninety seven percentile for student engagement.