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The Work of Play: Meaning-Making in Videogames - New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies 48 (Hardback)
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The Work of Play: Meaning-Making in Videogames - New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies 48 (Hardback)

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Hardback 222 Pages / Published: 23/06/2011
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Some educational researchers claim that videogames can energize learning in both traditional and non-traditional contexts; cultivate skills more useful to a changing economy; and present information in ways more appealing to students. The notion of "serious games" dates back as early as the 1950s, but so far has failed to make a significant lasting impact on what goes on in education. The Work of Play is an attempt to describe such learning on the micro-level, capturing the moment-by-moment interactions between players and showing how meanings are shaped over time. It builds on anthropological methods, including ethnography and conversation analysis, to re-construct how situated learning occurs and how players' perception of the game evolves as their experiences with the game change. This is a valuable book for researchers and for classroom use at the upper-division undergraduate and graduate levels.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433109065
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 mm
Edition: New edition

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