What’s Next? Learning researcher James Gee on games in school
The money quote is here:
I do not advocate just using games in classrooms. Rather, I advocate recruiting the sorts of learning design that games use. Such learning in school can and should make use of all sorts of technologies (including books, talk, and social media). Games are one good platform among others, and should be integrated into larger learning systems that recruit other tools and create good social and collaborative learning, problem solving, and production and not just consumption on the part of students.
Gee has a teacher’s balance and an academic’s eye. Nice combination. If you haven’t read Gee before try this one cited by over 5K others in their academic work.