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Computer games, learning and the curriculum: uneasy bedfellows? by Mind Map: Computer games, learning and the
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Computer games, learning and the curriculum: uneasy bedfellows?

Why play games in school?

See all of the Games-Based learning links that Derek has uploaded

Haven't teachers always used games in their teaching? So why not computer games?

Games in schools: a contribution to low achievement

Impact of gratuitous violence - the staple of many computer games

Teachers should be in opposition to the games industry

Computer games are the cultural battleground

Games in classrooms: enhancing the curriculum and engaging learners

Secret learning

Enhancing the curriculum

Use of Brain Training programs

Handhelds used in Maths groupwork

Instant feedback

Using Myst to support Literacy

Nintendo DS

Pupil awareness of checks and balances

"Games are a launch pad for engaging and inspiring."

Consumer Electronics: Becta's Blindspot in the Rearview Mirror

ThinkQuest: a collaborative venture

Games Play as a collaborative activity

ThinkQuest as an international activity

Grid Club: KS 2 coverage

Games and Learning: what’s the connection?

James Gee


Games & simulations offer a different way of learning

Relationship of play to learning

Immersion in games threatens learning

The complex inter-relationships between pleasure and learning

All teachers should read Baudrillard

Educational games as chocolate-coated broccoli

Games are like real life, only better

See the James Gee reference

How does online identity relate to off-line

Playing games involves following rules

Games play and rule following involves being active, rather than passive

Games play involves the suspension of disbelief

Script design vs. script enacting

Could games also allow 'breaking' of rules but in a safe context?

Can games be used to allow learners to create their own rules?

Thomas Malone Reference - Joe Nutt

Theory of Flow Joe purports that Thomas Malone took from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.


Why are we still arguing over Gaming in Education?

Game - Based Learning Links

Why serious games work - an over-simplified view.

Game-Based Learning: What it is, Why it Works, and Where it's Going

Learning Principles

Theory and Research-based Principles of Learning

Video Gaming, Education and Digital Learning Technologies

What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy

Selected URLs and other resources for Game-Based Education, e-Learning and Training

Games, Social Software, Networks


Privacy issues

What faces do young people show to the world?

Games Creation

Mission Maker


Videos of Presentations at Institute of Ed

Dr Caroline Pelletier

Dawn Hallybone

Joe Nutt

Chris Binns