Edutainment: its potential and challenges

Prof.MM Pant’s Lifelong Learning Initiative

Edutainment: The Joy of Learning

Duing the early years of childhood, the play-way method for learning is universally used. Childhood learning is full of songs, stories, games, riddles, drawing and other activities that engage, entertain and instil learning. But for some non-obvious reason, as one gets beyond elementary school to secondary or senior secondary school learning is seen as ‘ serious’ stuff called education. And fun, joy, entertainment which was an integral part of learning so far is seen almost as the antipode of education.
In recent times, especially with the recent developments in technology, educational entertainment (also referred to by the portmanteau “edutainment”, which is education + entertainment ) is any entertainment content that is designed to educate as well as to entertain. Content with a high degree of both educational and entertainment value is known as edutainment. There also exists content that is primarily educational but has incidental…

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