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Critical literacy learning through video games: Adolescent boys’ perspectives.

TitreCritical literacy learning through video games: Adolescent boys’ perspectives.
Type de publicationArticle de journal
Année de publication2007
AuteursSanford, K., & Madill L.
JournalE-learning and digital mediaE-learning and digital media
Volume4
Start Page285
Pagination285-296
Type of Articlearticle scientifique
ISBN Number2042-7530
Mots-clésenseignement, jeux vidéo
Résumé

The rapidly growing phenomenon of video games, along with learning that takes place through video game play, have raised concerns about the negative impact such games are reputed to have on youth, particularly boys. However, there is a disconnect between the discourse that suggests that boys are failing in learning literacy skills, and the discourse that suggests that they are learning highly sophisticated literacy skills through engagement with video games. This article reports on a research project investigating the literacy skills boys are learning through video game play and explores whether these skills are actually beneficial and whether they aid learning or distract from more useful literacy learning and healthy pursuits.