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ERIC Number: EJ935929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Gamers and Gaming Context: Relationships to Critical Thinking
Gerber, Sue; Scott, Logan
British Journal of Educational Technology, v42 n5 p842-849 Sep 2011
Gaming is purported to hold promise for education, in part, because it is thought to develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking. To date, there has been a dearth of generalisable research investigating the relationship between gaming and critical thinking. Results of a survey of 121 adults found that gamers and non-gamers do not differ significantly on critical thinking dispositions. However, gamers who play strategy games scored higher on actively open-minded thinking than did other types of gamers. In addition, low compared with high involvement in the gaming community was associated with higher open-minded thinking. Implications for educators and for further research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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