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Good Video Games and Good Learning: Collected Essays on Video Games, Learning and Literacy (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies)

 
 
 
 
Good Video Games and Good Learning: Collected Essays on Video Games, Learning and Literacy (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies)
Author: James Paul Gee
ISBN 13: 9780820497037
ISBN 10: 820497037
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
Publication Date: 2007-04-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 194
List Price: $34.95
 
 

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.