Perceived failures can ultimately lead to success if the student can try again and learn from their mistakes. As educators, we need to understand human-centred design including motivation and creativity. When we assess, it should be woven into our instruction – it should be so seamless so we can give students the opportunity to deeply engage in their learning. We need to create educational experiences that are designed for engagement, rigour, perseverance and problem-solving.
The links below provide more details, research and ideas on how to embed gamification into learning experiences.