Science Supports F.A.I.L. U.
There is a growing body of research about the importance of failure and gaming in an educational setting:
“[The] Number of level failures in an educational game [are] shown as a positive predictor of learning gains” (Anderson, 2018).
“21st-century skills such as critical thinking and grit are fostered most in games that give players maximum agency to define their game world” (Rementilla, 2016).
“game-based experiential learning increased such indicators of engagement as attention and temporal dissociation even though players widely failed to meet game objectives” (Jensen, 2016).
“Not only do games present failure as a challenge to overcome, game-based learning helps students better retain information and offers an engaging way to meet learning outcomes” (ISTE, 2015).
“fundamentally, all good games … engender in players a desire to persist past failure” (Gee, 2004; Hayes & King, 2009).
The evidence is clear:
Gamified instruction at F.A.I.L. U. provides the best means to imbue learners with the tenacity they need to lead successful lives.