Games. The new teacher’s aide.

He watched as his eight children became increasingly alienated in the U.S. educational system. He believes schools and teachers haven’t sufficiently adjusted to changes in the world around them. Young people should not be memorizing facts or spending long hours on multiple-choice tests, says Bushnell, but learning to think, analyze, make connections. These are the talents that more than ever are rewarded in this new century, he says. Bushnell also sees a solution for the educational system — the very idea Tim Rylands is already putting into practice: using video and computer games to inspire learning.

Read Reading, Writing and Video Gaming from Alternet. Previously from WNM: Generation(I)M, taking “On Demand” to another level, If you can’t beat ‘em….Video Games in the classroom and New generation of games require “real world” problem solving.

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