There is ongoing debate about how our brains respond to gaming. I found this infographic from the Online Universities blog interesting. I particularly like the information about which parts of the brain are stimulated by playing video games but I think the jury is still out regarding the effects. What do you think?
In this, the second part of my series on examining how learning theories relate to game play, I’m looking at the theory that suggests learning is dependent on mental capacity – cognitivism. Cognitivism replaced Behaviourism as the dominant learning paradigm in the 1960s. Cognitive psychology proposes that learning comes from mental activity such as memory, […]
Some of the articles that have caught my eye this week. Games The seduction secrets of video game designers from The Observer http://j.mp/jXRfP4 Interesting article from @gamasutra – Unsocial ‘Social’ Games http://j.mp/kaItTZ RT @dripster: “Hollywood shuns intelligent entertainment. The games industry doesn’t. Guess who’s winning?” http://bit.ly/iEcxHk Psychology Value of art? Men who visit galleries, museums & theatre enjoy better health […]
I struggled writing the title for this blog because it’s so obvious isn’t it? Of course education makes us cleverer, for many that’s the whole point. I suspect that many people, like me, have assumed that it’s about ‘filling’ our heads with knowledge but learning offers much more than that – it’s not just about […]