Monday, May 08, 2006

Games and transgression

Constance Steinkuehler talks about what we can learn from games and take into school, and points out that games are about transgression, and so we will get a dilemma of Christian Rock - how can you be "good" and still a rebel?

I may have been too slow and sleepy, but I don't really see the problem. Games are not transgressional. They can be. Some are even liminal. But games have always been used to teach, train and learn. Competition is a very good learning tool for some, while playful social group activities are good for others. For educators to look to how to integrate the new technology games to the classroom is more a matter of understanding how to use the technology than to understand how to use games.

I think, at least. And now thinking of that I missed the whole next conversation.

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