What can video games teach us about teaching reading?

Compton-Lilly, Catherine
May 2007
Reading Teacher;May2007, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p718
Academic Journal
The article explores some of the principles about learning identified by James Gee that are incorporated into video games. The author maintains that the principles Gee has identified by watching children interact with video games are precisely the principles that define excellent reading instruction. It cites tenets that characterize sociocultural understandings about learning and literacy. It discusses insights on learners and conditions that foster learning, and general understandings about how learning occurs. It examines the role of the teacher and how teachers can organize learning experiences to support learning.


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