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February 09, 2007

Epistemic Games reblog

Henry Jenkins has interviewed David Williamson Shaffer, author of How Computer Games Help Children Learn on his blog in two parts. [Part 1] and [Part 2]

A quote from the website for the book:

How can we make sure that our kids are learning to be creative thinkers in a world of global competition?

Epistemic games are computer games that can help players learn to think like engineers, urban planners, journalists, architects, and other innovative professionals, giving them the tools they need to survive in a changing world.

Based on more than a decade of research in technology, game science, and education, epistemic games revolutionize the ongoing debate about the pros and cons of digital learning to show the future of education in the digital age.

Posted by SWEAT at February 9, 2007 05:41 PM