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ERIC Number: ED510709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Developing Competencies by Playing Digital Sports-Games
Kretschmann, Rolf
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v7 p67-75 Feb 2010
The idea of digital game-based learning (DGBL) is that students (or players) learn something by playing a computer or video game and that an educator can employ digital games to assist and boost both formal and informal learning. There is game software that is not specifically produced for educational use but which is nonetheless regularly implemented in educational settings by educators. These so-called COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) games are particularly effective in socialization processes. COTS sports computer and video games can be divided into three main categories: sports simulation games, sports arcade games and sports management games. After taking a closer look at these sports computer and video games, specifically sports simulation games, it is possible to posit dimensions of competencies that are developed by playing those games. Various examples for each dimension of competencies can be generated: motor competence, cognitive competence, meta-cognitive competence, social competence, emotional competence, personal competence and media competence. Furthermore, examples of implementing digital sports-games in physical education can easily be generated. After comparing the postulated dimensions of competencies of COTS digital sports-simulations with those of "real" sports, the following question arises: Are their respective educational results comparable? (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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