What`s in a game?

Gough, Noel 2003, What`s in a game?, ACTF news., pp. 1-2.

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Title What`s in a game?
Author(s) Gough, Noel
Journal name ACTF news.
Start page 1
End page 2
Total pages 2
Publisher Australian Children's Television Foundation
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2003-03-03
ISSN 0813-3727
Keyword(s) reading computer games as stories/texts
violence and cultural values in computer games
adults fears about the effects of computer games
Summary Computer games are among the most visible texts of the new information and communication technologies. For many parents, teachers and other adults, computer games have become a focus for their fears about social and technological change, including the changing nature of childhood and the threats to Australia's national and cultural heritage and identity posed by the multinational (and predominantly American) products that saturate the market. However, there are several alternative ways of 'reading' computer games and interpreting their possible effects. These lesson ideas invite students to explore some of these alternatives by examining the storylines and other characteristics of selected games. Through these activities students will:
• experiment with alternative ways of 'reading' selected computer games
• explore issues of gender, violence and cultural values in selected computer games
• discuss and debate the fears held by many adults about the possible effects of computer games on young people
• cooperate with others in justifying a position.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category M Media article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30015242

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