Games, School and the Benefits of Inefficiency

By Jeff Kupperman, Jeff Stanzler, Michael Fahy and Susanna Hapgood.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

We explore the idea of promoting a "lusory," or game-like, attitude as an effective approach to learning, through analysis of activity within an educational character-playing simulation.

Keywords: Games, Simulation, Character Playing, Web-based Learning, Social Studies, Middle School, K-12/University Collaboration, Pedagogy

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 9, pp.161-168. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 846.660KB).

Dr. Jeff Kupperman

Assistant Professor of Education, University of Michigan -Flint; Program Developer, Interactive Communications & Simulations.

Dr. Jeff Stanzler

Lecturer, University of Michigan School of Education; Program Developer, Interactive Communications & Simulations.

Dr. Michael Fahy

Anthropologist and Educational Consultant, Interactive Communications & Simulations.

Dr Susanna Hapgood

Assistant Professor of Early Literacy, University of Toledo.

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