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Gamified Curricula

Spotlight 2023

Through this Spotlight on Gamified Curricula, HundrED and Supercell identified impactful and scalable education innovations that offer educational programs and courses designed to incorporate game elements and/or are structured like games to upper secondary school learners aged 16–25.

In collaboration with Supercell

The challenge

Gaming is an elemental part of young people's lives, and the benefits of play-based learning have been well-documented. Learning can and should be fun, and this Spotlight seeked practical examples of solutions that bring the benefits of gamification to upper secondary education.

The solution

This Spotlight identified 10-15 innovations using a gamified curriculum that had achieved both scale and impact. We invited all innovations in the field to help us deep-dive into the intersection of learning and digital play as careers in tech surge and video games cement themselves as the defining entertainment medium of our time.

This call was open for the following innovations:

  • The innovation is geared towards upper secondary students, specifically students from marginalised groups aged 16-25.
  • The innovation fosters mental health, belonging, and empathy - and offers a curriculum that focuses on the fostering of whole individuals rather than just technical skills. 
  • It fuses physical and digital - your curriculum has established a meaningful way of combining in-person and online/digital learning. 
  • The curriculum is steered for formal or non-formal education; for example, after-school programs, apprenticeships, and practical trainings.
  • The innovation bridges the gap between education and working life, especially in the gaming and entertainment industries.

Watch the recording of our Global Roundtable discussing Gamified Curricula

Learn more about Supercell

Supercell is a game company based in Helsinki, Finland, with offices in San Francisco, Seoul and Shanghai. Since its launch in 2010, the company has brought five games to the global market: Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Clash Royale and Brawl Stars. Supercell’s dream is to create games that as many people as possible play for years and that are remembered forever.

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Explore education innovations recognized by HundrED as well as innovations from shared by the education community across the world.


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Important dates

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Round Table Event


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Selected Innovations were Revealed at the SXSWEdu