What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy
Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 - 225페이지
A controversial look at the positive things that can be learned from video games by a well known professor of education. James Paul Gee begins his new book with 'I want to talk about vide games- yes, even violent video games - and say some positive things about them'. With this simple but explosive 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; How one perceives the world.
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LibraryThing Review사용자 리뷰 - breadhat - LibraryThing
Very engaging; I felt like I learned quite a few useful things about teaching. The style is straight-forward and tailored to a mass audience, and the central conceit of the book makes for a palatable ... 전체 리뷰 읽기
LibraryThing Review사용자 리뷰 - wendellg - LibraryThing
Despite the first two sleep-inducing chapters, a fascinating and compelling book. Gee presents a convincing argument that learning is essentially social, rather than mental, in nature; and that video ... 전체 리뷰 읽기
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