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The potential of video games as a pedagogical tool

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The potential of video games as a pedagogical tool

Video games can be used as tools to challenge players, when they are successful. They motivate players to persevere and simultaneously teach players how to play the game. These games give a glimpse into how one might create new and more powerful ways to learn in schools, communities, and workplaces. Gee began his work in video games by identifying thirty-six learning principles that are present in—but not exclusive to—the design of good video games. He further argues for the application of these principles into the classroom environment.

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Andrew J. Journal of Sound and Music in Games 1 April ; 1 2 : 1— Game-based learning, or the process of adapting an educational concept into a game-based structure, has been studied by researchers for nearly a century. Over the last several decades, new technologies have allowed digital media to create a multibillion-dollar entertainment industry commonly known as video games. Video games have become a tool for many educators who have the potential to engage students to learn musical concepts and skills.

There are many channels with educational courses for children and adults alike. Here are just a few:. You will also find source materials based on one of our colleagues' national research on professional learning communities and self-assessment tools for school leaders and for teachers based on our research on evidence-informed teaching. These tools are a product of a two-year study commissioned by the Department for Education DfE , Evidence-informed teaching: an evaluation of progress in England, to assess progress towards an evidence-informed teaching system. We would like to acknowledge the support from the DfE in commissioning the study, and were delighted to partner with the Chartered College of Teaching to publish the tools. Note that you use all content at your own risk. Resources made available through the lists are subject to third party terms and conditions and copyright law.

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While the media focus is generally on potential negative effects see Ferguson and Kilburn, , ; Anderson et al. This article argues that video games can be a useful pedagogical tool for educators at all levels of academia. Let's consider a simple anecdotal example of how video games may encourage children to learn large amounts of information. Now let's consider another list of information that is considered more educationally important: the periodic table of the elements. Within the periodic table each element is defined by a symbol, a name, an atomic number and weight, a phase at room temperature, and its metal or gas type.

Developmental psychologists have long known that children learn through play. Today, in the modern and digitally connected age, scientists are beginning to assess the influence technology use has on young learners, with mounting evidence indicating that exposure to digital technology changes cognitive processing within the modern mind Small, The human brain is a malleable organ that has the capacity to change in response to differing environments.

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What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy

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