Category: Edu-Gaming

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Gaming and Education

As today’s young people have turned ever more to the detailed, immersive environments of video games, adults have tended to observe from a distance. Many are perplexed by the apparent pleasure children experience doing nothing more than sitting in front of a screen, absorbed in the events of a virtual world. This inability to appreciate […]

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Imagination, fiction and gaming

Gaming is where creative freedom truly flourishes Our capacity for imagination is a very rare thing indeed. It is the creation of something not previously in existence, the genesis of which stems from a desire for something better, more original or different. When imagination is applied to entertainment, we enter the realm of fiction. Rather […]

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Storytelling in games

Our love of stories is insatiable and transcends the medium through which they are delivered. And of them all, gaming has proven to be the most innovative and successful. Red Dead Redemption 2 – the highest grossing entertainment release of all time – is one of the most critically lauded and globally adored games in […]

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The similarities between reading and gaming

The instinctive reaction to anyone who says computer games can be used to learn? I don’t think you really need me to state it out loud, but it isn’t usually an eruption of unfettered support. Let’s consider, however, what may actually be shared by the traditional pursuit of the intellectual (reading) and the pursuit of […]

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The Gains of Gaming

Rather than complaining about children gaming, parents and educators should be capitalising on this resource. Gaming has gotten a pretty bad reputation overtime. Games that dramatize war and violence, espionage and intrigue, fantasy and science-fiction – or all of the above – are what is conjured up in the minds of most adults today when […]