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What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy

This volume 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 hidden treasure and, even, blasting away an enemy with a high-powered rifle.

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  • "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 video 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."
  • "This volume 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 hidden treasure and, even, blasting away an enemy with a high-powered rifle."@en
  • "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 video 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. This is a ground-breaking book that takes up a new electronic method of education and shows the positive upside it has for learning. A controversial look at the positive things that can be learned from video games."
  • "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. The audience for this book will be parents and teachers interested in finding out just what the hell is going on in their son or daughter's head while they're playing video games."@en
  • "This volume 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."

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  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Livres électroniques"

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  • "What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy"@en
  • "What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy"@en
  • "What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy"