Minecraft as an educational tool…

16disrupt-span-tmagArticleMinecraft as an educational tool…

A NYT article on games and learning…

I would like to find out more about the studies mentioned in the following paragraphs:

Earlier this year, for example, a school in Stockholm made Minecraft compulsory for 13-year-old students. “They learn about city planning, environmental issues, getting things done, and even how to plan for the future,” said Monica Ekman, a teacher at the Viktor Rydberg school.”

A study by S.R.I. International, a Silicon Valley research group that specializes in technology, found that game-based play could raise cognitive learning for students by as much as 12 percent and improve hand-eye coordination, problem-solving ability and memory.”

And children who play games could even become better doctors. No joke. Neuroscientists performed a study at Iowa State University that found that surgeons performed better, and were more accurate on the operating table, when they regularly played video games.”

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About marialarahwang

Doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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