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Good video games + good learning : collected essays on video games, learning and literacy / James Paul Gee

Main Author Gee, James Paul Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : Peter Lang, cop. 2007 Description [10], 194 p. ; 23 cm Series New literacies and digital epistemologies , 27 , 1523-9543 ISBN 978-0-8204-9703-7 CDU 37.015.3 681.3
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book discusses a broad range of topics concerning video games, learning and literacy. These include the ways games can marry pleasure, learning and mastery through the sense of ownership, agency and control players enjoy when gaming, as well as controversial issues surrounding games. The book explores relationships between values, identity, content and learning, and focuses on how to understand and explain many young people's differential experiences of learning in gaming and schooling respectively.

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The Author: James Paul Gee is the Tashia Morgridge Professor of Reading at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from Stanford University and has published widely in linguistics and education. Sociolinguistics and Literacies (1990) was one of the founding documents in the formation of «New Literacies Studies». An Introduction to Discourse Analysis (1999) brings together his work on a methodology for studying communication in its cultural settings. His most recent books deal with video games, language and learning. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (2003) addresses why good video games produce better learning conditions than many of today's schools. Situated Language and Learning (2004) places video games within an overall theory of learning and literacy in relation to thinking about school reform. Why Video Games Are Good for Your Soul (2006) shows how good video games combine pleasure and learning and have the capacity to empower people.

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