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Cracking the Code of Electronic Games: Some Lessons for Educators

by Gadi Alexander, Isabelle Eaton & Kieran Egan - 2010

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 112 Number 7, 2010, p. 1830-1850
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15917, Date Accessed: 12/4/2020 12:07:49 AM
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  • Gadi Alexander
    Ben Gurion University
    GADI ALEXANDER completed his PhD in 1976 in curriculum planning at UCLA (with John I. Goodlad). Since then, he has been a member of the department of education at Ben Gurion University in Israel. He has been involved in many educational reform projects in Israel and the United States focusing on creative thinking and the integration of computers in schools. He has headed the curriculum development division in a computer company for 3 years and served as chair of several academic programs at his department. He is currently chairing a special masterís program, called the Educators program, at Ben Gurion University, focusing on a the promises and disappointments of educational innovations.
  • Isabelle Eaton
    Canadian Council on Learning
    ISABELLE EATON is a researcher with the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), an independent nonprofit corporation that promotes and supports research to improve all aspects of learning across all walks of life. Before joining CCL, she worked as a research associate with the Imaginative Education Research Group at Simon Fraser University. She has pursued studies in political science and economics and graduate research in education, focusing her work on childrenís understanding of the narratives of video games. She is interested in childrenís understanding of stories and their use of information and communication technologies (ITC), in health literacy and ITC use by adult learners, and in factors that support knowledge mobilization and knowledge exchange, particularly through new media.
  • Kieran Egan
    Simon Fraser University
    KIERAN EGAN is a professor of education interested in roles of the imagination in learning. His recent publications include An Imaginative Approach to Teaching (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass) and The Future of Education: Reimagining the School From the Ground Up (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press).
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