11-1 | Families at Play: Connecting and Learning through Video Games

Book Review

Families at Play: Connecting and Learning through Video Games

Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Gee
Cambridge, MA, 2018. Series foreword, preface, appendices, notes, bibliography, and index. 200 pp. $30.00 cloth. ISBN: 9780262037464

by Mark Chen

First Paragraph:

Individuals learn in contexts that depend on social and cultural connections to each other and to their environments. They are learning all the time, in fact, as they adapt to their changing environments—for learning is essentially a change in behavior often informed by a change in understanding contexts. Realizing this opens up the conversation to a new set of questions and makes moot many others when we talk about video games and children. Children are always learning. Asking do they learn with video games proves facile—the answer is always yes.