The Game Believes in You
How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids SmarterBook - 2015 | First edition
Experts argue that games truly do "believe in you." Games give people a chance to learn at their own pace, take risks, cultivate deeper understanding, fail and still want to try again--right away--and ultimately succeed in ways that too often elude them in school. This book presents the story of a growing group of visionaries who are pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners. This small, mostly unconnected group of teachers, researchers, ad game designers have long searched for ways to revolutionize learning. Unsatisfied with previous reforms, they've pushed to make school both more rigorous and more fun. This group includes a veteran game designer at the University of Southern California leading a team to design a video-game version of Thoreau's Walden; a young neuroscientist and game designer whose research on "Math Without Words" is revolutionizing how the subject is taught, especially to students with limited English abilities; a Minnesota civics teacher who is applying the mechanics of fantasy football to learning about world affairs; and a Virginia Tech music instructor who is leading a group of high school-aged boys through the creation of an original opera staged totally in the online game Minecraft. Featuring the latest research on brain science, motivation, and the games-and-violence connection, this book also includes a practical guide on how to talk to your kids about their gaming habits.
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 794.8 T629G 2015
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 25 cm