UK university vice chancellor says consoles can be â??excellent learning toolsâ??

‘Games work in education’ says uni head

he vice chancellor of Gloucestershire University has suggested that video games should play a role in the state education of the UK’s youth.

Patricia Broadfoot, vice-chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire, said computer games could be used to assess creativity in schools.

According to The Times Higher Education, Broadfoot told the International Association for Educational Assessment conference in Brisbane last month:

"Games are excellent learning tools in that they are interactive and provide rapid feedback, opportunities for extensive practice, engagement with intellectual complexity, emotional involvement and, increasingly, open-ended outcomes that challenge the creativity of the player," she said.

The full story can be found over at MCV.

About MCV Staff

Check Also

Sony patents DualShock-style controller for mobile devices

Controller patent suggests Sony’s isn’t just porting its games to mobile, but wants to control them too.