2 Sep 2017

Which computer games have the most educational value?

From This Way Up, 12:35 pm on 2 September 2017

The idea of 'educational' computer games may have some parents rolling their eyes, but with an expanded digital curriculum for Year 1 to 10 students already in the works, online games and other digital resources will increasingly be used as teaching aids in the classroom.

So how can we tell which games have the most educational value to children?

Dr Bronwyn Stuckey is a firm believer in the role of games in the classroom (and a big Minecraft fan) who is here for the Games For Learning conference at Te Papa this week.

A former primary school teacher from Australia, Stuckey is now Director of Innovative Educational Ideas at Arizona State University Center for Games & Impact.