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ERIC Number: ED523497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 248
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7656-1996-9
Videogames and Education
Brown, Harry J.
M.E. Sharpe Inc
Videogames challenge our notions of identity, creativity, and moral value, and provide a powerful new avenue for teaching and learning. This book is a rich and provocative guide to the role of interactive media in cultural learning. It searches for specific ways to interpret videogames in the context of human experience and in the field of humanities research. The author shows how videogames have become a powerful form of political, ethical, and religious discourse, and how they have already influenced the way we teach, learn, and create. He discusses the major trends in game design, the public controversies surrounding videogames, and the predominant critical positions in game criticism. The book speaks to all educators, scholars, and thinking persons who seek a fuller understanding of this significant and growing cultural phenomenon. The book is divided into three parts: (1) Poetics; (2) Rhetoric; and (3) Pedagogy. A glossary, a videogames bibliography, a bibliography, and an index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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