Analysis Of James Paul Gee's Article Schools, Not Schools Are Teaching Kids To Think

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In James Paul Gee’s article “Games, Not Schools, Are Teaching Kids to Think”, he argues that video games are better at teaching kids cognitive abilities such as problem solving and micromanagement of tasks than schools and teachers. He claims that traditional classroom learning has shifted to “mechanical instruction methods that rely on line-by-line scripting for teachers and endless multiple-choice testing” (Gee, 566) rather than teaching children HOW to learn. He provides examples of how video games provide young gamers with the opportunity to achieve new learning concepts and skill sets. Mr. Gee gives very little in evidence that schools are not teaching children how to learn. His sole argument is based on a statistic provided with no direct
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