Video games teach critical thinking, problem solving skills, and perseverance while building metacognitive skills.
Game-based learning can provide systematic, data driven teaching in a way that forces creative problem solving rather than rote memorization. And video games can do that in a way that is replicable, scalable, and increasingly affordable enough that we can distribute it globally and equitably.
Watch to the end to see how I respond to questions from George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece.
Want to know how the video games of the past shaped the conscious attitudes of the present? Jordan Shapiro is author of FREEPLAY: A Video Game Guide to Maximum Euphoric Bliss. “A book like ‘Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance’ for a generation raised on Pac-Man & Space Invaders.” For information on Jordan’s upcoming books and events click here.
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