News Article

Watch What Teachers Do

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In "To Unlock Power of Games, Watch How Teachers Use Them," the second in a series of articles on the Games+Learning blog, Possible Worlds PI Dr. Katie Culp explains that teachers often fail to take full advantage of the ways in which digital games can help young science students grasp novel concepts.

"... teachers don’t often play the games themselves,"  Culp says. "... This means the games remain a black box to them—shared by the students but inaccessible to the teachers. Consequently, we’ve found that teachers rarely have sustained discussions about the games during instructional time, leaving their value as sources for analogical reasoning largely untapped."

Read the full article here; the first article in the series is here. For more information on the Possible Worlds project and digital games, click here.