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How computer games help children learn

Author: David Williamson Shaffer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Explains how video and computer games can help children build successful futures by teaching them to think like engineers, urban planners, journalists, lawyers, and other innovative professionals, and helping them learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Williamson Shaffer
ISBN: 9780230602526 0230602525
OCLC Number: 191100269
Description: xii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Epistemology: The Debating Game --
Knowledge: Digital Zoo --
Skills: Escher's World --
Values: The Pandora Project --
Identity: Science.net --
The Future: Urban Science.
Responsibility: David Williamson Shaffer ; foreword by James Paul Gee.
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How Computer Games Help Children Learn shows how video and computer games can help teach children to build successful futures - but only if we think in new ways about education itself.  Read more...

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"Shaffer offers practical advice to assist parents and educators to respond to his call to radically transform an increasingly outdated educational system..." Barry Joseph, Online Leadership Read more...

 
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