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Dezuanni, Michael; O'Mara, Joanne; Beavis, Catherine – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
This article investigates 8-and 9-year-old girls' use of the popular game "Minecraft" at home and school, particularly the ways in which they performatively "bring themselves into being" through talk and digital production in the social spaces of the classroom and within the game's multiplayer online world. We explore how the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Females, Children, Video Games
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Beavis, Catherine; Rowan, Leonie; Dezuanni, Michael; McGillivray, Christie; O'Mara, Joanne; Prestridge, Sarah; Stieler-Hunt, Colleen; Thompson, Roberta; Zagami, Jason – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
Teachers' beliefs about what it is (or is not) possible to achieve with digital games in educational contexts will inevitably influence the decisions that they make about how, when, and for what specific purposes they will bring these games into their classrooms. They play a crucial role in both shaping and responding to the complex contextual…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Video Games, Mixed Methods Research
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Apperley, Tom; Beavis, Catherine – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
This article outlines a model for teaching both computer games and videogames in the classroom for teachers. The model illustrates the connections between in-game actions and youth gaming culture. The article explains how the out-of-school knowledge building, creation and collaboration that occurs in gaming and gaming culture has an impact on…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Computer Games, Video Games, Teaching Methods