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Game-based Learning in Primary EducationSeptember 20, 2012How can educators motivate students to learn, keep them motivated throughout the learning process, and encourage teamwork and competition? As author Obert Muzurura explains in Game-based Learning in Primary Education, the answer can be the design, implementation, and consistent use of game-based learning (GBL) that immerses students with material that is critical for effective learning. As an example, Muzurura points to The Spelling Bee (TSB), an innovative educational framework designed as a GBL tool for helping students in understanding English-language spelling. TSB was implemented at Shashi View Primary School in Bindura, Zimbabwe. Pre- and post-tests were used as assessment tools to evaluate the potential of GBL, and a survey was also conducted to seek for acceptance of GBL. The results indicate that GBL has a significant impact on student performance if it is blended with conventional learning practices.