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Learning in Real and Virtual Worlds: Commercial Video Games as Educational Tools [NOOK Book]

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Packed with critical analysis and real-life examples, this book explores how video games can cultivate learning. Lacasa takes several commercial video games and shows how they can be used both in and out of the classroom to teach initiative and problem-solving, encourage creativity, promote literacy, and develop reasoning skills. The result of almost ten years spent discovering video games, learning to play, conversing with their designers and distributors, and working in the classroom with young people and ...

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Learning in Real and Virtual Worlds: Commercial Video Games as Educational Tools

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Overview

Packed with critical analysis and real-life examples, this book explores how video games can cultivate learning. Lacasa takes several commercial video games and shows how they can be used both in and out of the classroom to teach initiative and problem-solving, encourage creativity, promote literacy, and develop reasoning skills. The result of almost ten years spent discovering video games, learning to play, conversing with their designers and distributors, and working in the classroom with young people and teachers, Lacasa's work uncovers the educational value already present in commercial video games and shows how to integrate games for learning purposes into the curriculum. It is invaluable for anyone wishing to discover the cultural and educational value of this new form of entertainment in an interdisciplinary environment in which psychology, sociology, art, literature, graphic design, and computer programming are all present.

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"The experience of school is the opposite of fun for many children around the world. In this original and instructive exploration of how games could – one might say, should – be used to support teaching, a vision is opened up of learning as imaginative, creative, and pleasurable. I hope many teachers and educators read this book." - Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

"This book takes games seriously. Based on years of hands-on research, Pilar Lacasa builds bridges between media theories and education, integrates classic and new narratives, and explores aesthetic, emotional, and cognitive game experiences. Her work gives new insight into how adults and young people play together and learn from each other. A valuable contribution for twenty-first century learning environments and digital literacies." - Cristina Ponte, Department of Communication Sciences, FCSH/NOVA - New University of Lisbon, Portugal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137312068
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/19/2013
  • Series: Digital Education and Learning
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 308
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Pilar Lacasa is Professor of Communication and Education and former Dean of the Faculty of Information at the University of Alcalá, Spain.
Pilar Lacasa is Professor of Communication and Education at the University of Alcala, Spain.
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Table of Contents

Foreword; Henry Jenkins
1. Learning and Video Games
2. Entertainment and Education Platforms
3. Intelligent Objects
4. Interpreting Their Messages
5. Arguments in Virtual and Real Worlds
6. Learning to Create
7. Art and Video Games
8. Story Telling
9. Virtual Spaces and Avatars
10. New Heroes and Heroines

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