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ERIC Number: EJ866178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
A Child's Power in Game-Play
McLeod, Julie; Lin, Lin
Computers & Education, v54 n2 p517-527 Feb 2010
This paper is the first of its series that studies the power children have in game-play and examines its implications for teaching and learning. As a start, the paper describes a framework of power based on a synthesis of various types of power underlined in literature. The paper then looks into the power issue through observation and interviews of one twelve-year-old boy's game-play. Several initial findings are delineated. Connections are made between the framework of power and different kinds of power that the twelve-year-old negotiates in playing games. The study sets a foundation for further research in the power issue in education. (Contains 6 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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