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Choose to know

Posted on: January 15, 2020

It is no secret that I am an avid player of Pokémon Go. Given my age, you might be tempted to include me among the uncles and aunties that now dominate the game here.

Unlike many of those players, I stay informed with strategies like using type effectiveness. I do not rely on game recommendations for battling Pokémon.

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I am also an educator, so I look at how the game might be used as a tool for learning and how it might misrepresent content. The tongue-in-cheek video above does the latter with Pokémon “evolution”. What happens in-game is rapid metamorphosis, not evolution. I also learnt this from my days as a biologist.

While the game’s terminology might not be taken seriously, those in and out of school cannot help but be influenced by what they see and experience. They could internalise what it not critically analysed or countered.

I choose to be informed instead of remaining ignorant. Doing so lets me enjoy the video as a form of entertainment and as a resource for teaching. I choose to know, to model such thinking, and to teach others how to do the same.

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