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ERIC Number: EJ1137516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Affinity Spaces and 21st Century Learning
Gee, James Paul
Educational Technology, v57 n2 p27-31 Mar-Apr 2017
This article discusses video games as "attractors" to "affinity spaces." It argues that affinity spaces are key sites today where people teach and learn 21st Century skills. While affinity spaces are proliferating on the Internet as interest-and-passion-driven sites devoted to a common set of endeavors, they are not new, just being transformed by digital technologies. Affinity spaces, old and new, organize teaching and learning in quite different and deeper ways than do schools. At the same time, they organize people and productivity quite differently than do traditional institutions.
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Language: English
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