ERIC Number: EJ814663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Spirit of the Game: Empowering Students as Designers in Schools?
Lim, Cher Ping
British Journal of Educational Technology, v39 n6 p996-1003 Nov 2008
The aim of this paper and the one which follows is to explore how the potential of computer games may be taken up in schools to support learning engagement among students. It is not the intention of the papers to dismiss existing classroom practices or overlook accounts of innovative practices in schools; the papers' aim is to provide educators who are interested in exploring the use of computer games in schools with information and ideas about how these games may be effectively used to engage students in their learning. This paper questions whether the empowerment of students to create games for one another based on the school curriculum may address the insignificance of computer games in the sociocultural setting of the school. Both papers have been commissioned by Microsoft (Asia-Pacific) under the Partners-In-Learning Initiative. Under this initiative, Microsoft establishes partnerships with ministries of education, national and local government bodies, and other stakeholders to empower students and teachers to realize their full potential, mediated by information and communication technologies.
Descriptors: Computers, Games, Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation, Partnerships in Education, Design, Student Role, Computer Software, Educational Environment, School Culture
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