“Good video games are good for your soul.”

James Paul Gee, Good Video Games + Good Learning (7)

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There is a prejudice that a video game “…has nothing to do with anything so ponderous as ‘learning’. This is because school has made many people believe that pleasure and learning have nothing to do with one another. But this is untrue…So the real paradox is not that pleasure and learning go together, but, rather, how and why school manages to separate them.” (29)

About C.P.

Collin is a professional writer and scholar. He holds an MA in Philosophy and a BA in English literature. His philosophical work has appeared in print published by Wiley/Blackwell and Open Court. More of his writings, philosophical, literary, comic, and just plain nonsensical are available online. He currently lives in Seattle where he is writing science fiction, dressing up for Cons, and wreaking havoc on his opponents (npcs and tabletop humans alike).
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