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ERIC Number: ED521155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
What Videogame Making Can Teach Us about Literacy and Learning: Alternative Pathways into Participatory Culture
Peppler, Kylie A.; Kafai, Yasmin B.
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In this paper we articulate an alternative approach to look at video games and learning to become a creator and contributor in the digital culture. Previous discussions have focused mostly on playing games and learning. Here, we discuss game making approaches and their benefits for illuminating game preferences and learning both software design and other academic content. We report on an ongoing ethnographic study that documents youth producing video games in a community design studio. We illustrate how video game making can provide a context for addressing issues of participation, transparency and ethics. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California