Videogames and Education

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M.E. Sharpe, 2008 - Education - 223 pages
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Videogames challenge our notions of identity, creativity, and moral value, and provide a powerful new avenue for teaching and learning. This book is a rich and provocative guide to the role of interactive media in cultural learning. It searches for specific ways to interpret videogames in the context of human experience and in the field of humanities research.

The author shows how videogames have become a powerful form of political, ethical, and religious discourse, and how they have already influenced the way we teach, learn, and create. He discusses the major trends in game design, the public controversies surrounding videogames, and the predominant critical positions in game criticism. The book speaks to all educators, scholars, and thinking persons who seek a fuller understanding of this significant and growing cultural phenomenon.

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Contents

Parti Poetics
3
Videogame Aesthetics
21
Videogames and Film
38
Copyright

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Harry J. Brown is Assistant Professor of English at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He is a coauthor of The Native American in Short Fiction in the Saturday Evening Post.

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