Video Games, Literacy & Struggling Learners

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dc.contributor.author Fyke, Tamara
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-20T22:05:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-20T22:05:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4416
dc.description Teaching and Learning Department Capstone project en_US
dc.description.abstract My Capstone examines video games, literacy and struggling readers. It is based on my coursework in Digital Literacies, readings, fieldwork with SURGE, and a case study of a twelve-year-old boy with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) named Edgar. My lens is the work of one of the New London Group members James Paul Gee and his 36 Principles of Learning from his book What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. I look at the following questions: What do we know about struggling readers, particularly minority urban middle school boys? What do we know about video games as a learning environment and their space in the larger learning environment? What makes an educational video game effective for learning and engagement? How is assessment embedded into video games and what makes that type of assessment useful? For each section of the paper, I look at both the broader view of video games for urban boys and the specific case of Edgar. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University. Peabody College en_US
dc.subject video games en_US
dc.subject literacy en_US
dc.subject struggling learners en_US
dc.subject minority boys en_US
dc.subject SURGE en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Video games -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Video games -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attention-deficit-disordered children -- Education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer games -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Learning, Psychology of en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Video games and children en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Visual literacy en_US
dc.title Video Games, Literacy & Struggling Learners en_US
dc.type Capstone en_US
dc.description.college Peabody College of Education and Human Development en_US
dc.description.department Department of Teaching and Learning en_US

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