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May 29, 2009

Scholars discuss the value of games for education

At the Games for Change festival (G4C), education scholar James Paul Gee from Arizona State University and the co-director of the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT Henry Jenkins discussed the potential social benefits of games and gaming cultures. Their discussion extolled video games for their ability to promote cultures of creativity and engagement. Promoting these types "participatory cultures" are what school "ought to be doing" states Gee.

Read a full article on the discussion @ http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=23820

Also take a look @ James Paul Gee's book What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy

Posted by undergrad at May 29, 2009 11:14 AM

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