Games-To-Teach or Games-To-Learn: Unlocking the Power of Digital Game-Based Learning Through Performance by Yam San CheeGames-To-Teach or Games-To-Learn: Unlocking the Power of Digital Game-Based Learning Through Performance by Yam San Chee

Games-To-Teach or Games-To-Learn: Unlocking the Power of Digital Game-Based Learning Through…

byYam San Chee

Hardcover | August 31, 2015

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The book presents a critical evaluation of current approaches related to the use of digital games in education. The author identifies two competing paradigms: that of games-to-teach and games-to-learn. Arguing in favor of the latter, the author advances the case for approaching game-based learning through the theoretical lens of performance, rooted in play and dialog, to unlock the power of digital games for 21st century learning. Drawing upon the author's research, three concrete exemplars of game-based learning curricula are described and discussed. The challenge of advancing game-based learning in education is addressed in the context of school reform. Finally, future prospects of and educational opportunities for game-based learning are articulated.

Readers of the book will find the explication of performance theory applied to game-based learning especially interesting. This work constitutes the author's original theorization. Readers will derive four main benefits: (1) an explication of the difference between game-based-teaching and game-based learning, and why this difference is of critical importance, (2) an exposition of the theory of game-based learning as performance, (3) concrete exemplars and research outcomes relating to three game-based learning curricula that have been empirically evaluated in schools, and (4) an understanding of complex issues related to the human side of school change that must be effectively addressed to achieve take-up of game-based learning in schools.

Chee Yam San is an Associate Professor in the Learning Sciences & Technologies Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He obtained his BSc (Econ) Hons from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, and his PhD from the University of Queensland, Aus...
Title:Games-To-Teach or Games-To-Learn: Unlocking the Power of Digital Game-Based Learning Through…Format:HardcoverDimensions:190 pagesPublished:August 31, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Games-To-Teach or Games-To-Learn: What's the Difference and Why it Matters.- Theory of Game-Based Learning as Performance.- Statecraft X: Learning Governance by Governing.- Legends of Alkhimia: Engaging in Scientific Inquiry by Being a Chemist.- Escape from Centauri 7: Reifying in Electromagnetic Forces Through Simulation.- Game-Based Learning and the Challenge of School Reform.- Future Prospects and Educational Opportunities.

Editorial Reviews

"The author of this book promotes the inquiry-drivenor games-to-learn approach. . I would highly recommend the book to anyoneinterested in edutainment, serious games, or more generally in the pedagogy ofvideo games. Game designers, whether their games are educational or not, willfind useful guidance and much to think about. And game researchers will findmuch to like about this volume, as it provides testable claims." (J. M. Artz, ComputingReviews, December, 2015)