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Game-based therapy and learning

Posted on: August 1, 2018


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I can already see the anti-game groups cry foul about the practice of using specially designed games to treat psychological conditions. After all, they see video games as the root of the problem.

If they dig deeper, they might realise that the root causes are multifaceted, layered, and complex. Instead, they rely on personal bias (which then fuels ignorance) to block the possibility that such games might help their children.

The same could be said of teachers who only view video games as being pure distraction or only for delivering content. Off-the-shelf video games are not designed for delivering content; they are designed for creating experiences. It is what you do with those experiences that creates opportunities for learning.

We do not learn from experiences. We learn from reflecting on experiences. -- John Dewey

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