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What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy
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James Paul Gee begins his new book with "I want to talk about video games - yes, even violent video games and say some positive things about them". With this beginning, one of America's most well respected professors of education looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. Gee is interested in the cognitive development that can occur when someone is trying to escape a maze, find a hidden treasure and, even, blasting away an enemy with a high powered rifle. Talking about his own video gaming experience learning and using games as diverse as Lara Croft and Arcanum, Gee looks at major specific cognitive activities: how individuals develop a sense of identity, how one grasps meaning, how one evaluates and follows a command, how one picks a role model and how one perceives the world. This book takes up a new electronic method of education and shows the positive upside it has for learning.
Palgrave Macmillan; October 2005
232 pages; ISBN 9781403973337
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