- In a global economy where good jobs demand innovative thinking, American education must move beyond its "skill and drill" curriculum and embrace creative learning technologies, such as computer and video games, to prepare young people for the world of global competition.
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ffectively, and improve our teaching force.
"But reports like these don't go far enough in rethinking our system of education," Shaffer argues, "because simply doing more of what we've been doing, only better, won't get us education for innovation and creativity in the 21st century.
"To cultivate creativity in our schools," he said, "we need to look to the same technologies that ......Full article >>>
ise would be too costly, too complicated, or too dangerous to do, he explains. "With a computer, the kinds of things you can let kids play with - and learn from - are almost limitless," he said.
While the tools are new, the basic idea isn't. Shaffer traces the philosophical foundation of his work back a century, to John Dewey's
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rs in mind.
"Computer games can be good for kids," Shaffer stated. "However, there are bad games out there, just as there are bad books. So adults who care about what children learn have to educate themselves about games - and, more important, start to think about learning in new ways for the digital age of global competition."
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The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education
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