“Start With Engagement”: Games Do This!

When I started watching this video, I did not totally support her premise, by the end, I did.  I encourage you to watch with an open mind and think about it.  Educators tend to start with what “WE” want learners to know.  Too often, “WE” are not as concerned with how they experience the process.  Games can not get away with such an oversight.  If they tried to ignore the player experience, in the same way that we educators – too often  – ignore the learner experience they would FAIL!  Perhaps this is part of the reason why so many teachers and schools fail their students.

About Gaming and Education

Through my research, I have found that games are a powerful tool for learning for players of all ages. Last year I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. My dissertation was entitled - Higher Order Thinking Skills in Digital Games. I have presented my research at the annual convention of the California Educational Research Association. In addition to teaching, I assist other researchers who are working in the field of games and Learning.

Posted on March 10, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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