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  approach to perception and learning to examples of game play, the
  approach to perception and learning to examples of game play, the
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  other practices, gaming demands less learning of the practitioner
  other practices, gaming demands less learning of the practitioner
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  since progress can be built into the system. Contrary to the arguments put forth by James Paul Gee in his book
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Revision as of 14:01, 15 March 2013

This paper criticizes the argument that video games by their nature
are good learning environments. By applying the ecological
approach to perception and learning to examples of game play, the
paper shows that games can be designed so that players are able
to see and utilize affordances without developing skills. Compared to
other practices, gaming demands less learning of the practitioner
since progress can be built into the system. Contrary to the arguments put forth by James Paul Gee in his book
What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy,
this paper comes to the conclusion that good games do not necessarily imply good learning.
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