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ERIC Number: EJ1136317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Expressing Youth Voice through Video Games and Coding
Martin, Crystle
Knowledge Quest, v45 n4 p50-57 Mar-Apr 2017
A growing body of research focuses on the impact of video games and coding on learning. The research often elevates learning the technical skills associated with video games and coding or the importance of problem solving and computational thinking, which are, of course, necessary and relevant. However, the literature less often explores how young people use and develop voice through these interests. Being able to express themselves and explore different identities is important for young people's development. Creating library programs that are open and flexible enough for youth to bring in an existing interest to incorporate into the program is one approach librarians can use to foster young people's sense of agency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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