Thesis / Dissertation

Videogames, distinction and subject-English: new paradigms for pedagogy

A Bacalja, Lariss McLean Davies (ed.), Pamela MacIntyre (ed.)

Published : 2017

Abstract

At a time when the proliferation of videogame ownership and practice has led to greater attention on the consequences of increased engagement with these texts, schools and educators are engaged in active debate regarding their potential value and use. The distinctive nature of these texts, especially in contrast to those texts which have traditionally dominated school environments, has raised questions about their possible affordances, as well as the pedagogies most appropriate for supporting teaching with and through these texts in the classroom. While much has been written about the learning benefits of videogames, especially in terms of opportunities for the negotiation of self (Gee, 2003..

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