Like it or not, interactive gaming platforms are creeping into classrooms at every level of academia. But this “new kid in town” has to earn his chops before the elbow-patch and courderoy crowd… Continue reading
Remember when taking a beating was an important component of moral teachings? Some even forgive their torturers and consider the virtues of such methods. Maybe that would make their lives easier too. But… Continue reading
Games, just like any learning exercises, come with a set of values that ultimately teach a moral lesson. This moral doctrine, explicit or implicit, may even differ from the intended pedagogical lesson. Video Games are no exception. Each one secretly teaches a set of values. Yet these lessons are not necessarily in the content or story-line. They live deep in the design of the game and are taught through the system of challenges and rewards offered to the player.
I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. — Chinese Proverb This proverb was drawn from one of many websites dedicated to listing proverbs. Presumably… Continue reading