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Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning by James Paul Gee

Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning by James Paul Gee | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

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CHeck this out: Play is serious work!-Lou


"Games are very important for learning and James Paul Gee has empirically proved this in his wonderful book " What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy". Gee argues that games,particularly video games,  require the players to learn and think in ways at which they are not adept. He further states that games provide a life enhancing experience for learners and they also revolutionize the routinized ways of learning through fusing learning and play. You can learn more about Gee's book in this post I have published a few months ago.

Regarding the importance of games and why they are good for learning, I am sharing with you the graphic below which visualizes some of the pluses of playing games for learners. Check it out and share with us what you think of it."

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edilberto quispe's curator insight, November 18, 2013 4:13 AM

La importancia de los juegos en la educación

Anna Cole's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:29 AM

I had to zoom this to read it, but it was well worth it!

Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 1, 1:17 PM

La importancia del juego para el aprendizaje: es algo natural

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The Concept of UDL | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

The Concept of UDL | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.


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Northwestern University research: How to reinforce learning while you sleep

Northwestern University research: How to reinforce learning while you sleep | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Memories can be reactivated during sleep and strengthened in the process,  Northwestern University research suggests.

Sleep-learning new material?

The age-old myth that you can learn a foreign language while you sleep is sure to come to mind, said Paul J. Reber, associate professor of psychology at Northwestern and a co-author of the study.

“The critical difference is that our research shows that memory is strengthened for something you’ve already learned,” Reber said. “Rather than learning something new in your sleep, we’re talking about enhancing an existing memory by re-activating information recently acquired.”

The researchers, he said, are now thinking about how their findings could apply to many other types of learning.

“If you were learning how to speak in a foreign language during the day, for example, and then tried to reactivate those memories during sleep, perhaps you might enhance your learning.”

Paller said he hopes the study will help them learn more about the basic brain mechanisms that transpire during sleep to help preserve memory storage.

“These same mechanisms may not only allow an abundance of memories to be maintained throughout a lifetime, but they may also allow memory storage to be enriched through the generation of novel connections among memories,” he said.

The study opens the door for future studies of sleep-based memory processing for many different types of motor skills, habits and behavioral dispositions, Paller said.

 

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