Let The Kids Play Their Video Games, It's Good For Them!

The Sydney Morning Herald – Amy McNeilage

Parents are being urged not to disregard the benefits of video games, with a growing recognition among educators they can be powerful learning tools for fostering creativity and problem solving.

Primary and high schools across NSW are increasingly using video games to engage young students, many of whom have been immersed in technology since they were in a pram.

Jen Scott Curwood, a senior lecturer in English education and media studies at the University of Sydney, has observed a shift in recent years in the way videos games are viewed by many teachers.

“When I started teaching high school 15 years ago in the US, the perception among educators and parents was that video games were for entertainment, they encouraged passive engagement and they had no place in the school curriculum,” she said. Read More