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Games and play mean different things in an educational context [Correspondence]

Games and play mean different things in an educational context [Correspondence]

Pellegrini, Anthony (2010) Games and play mean different things in an educational context [Correspondence]. Nature, 467 (7311). p. 27. ISSN 0028-0836 (Print), 1476-4687 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/467027c)

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Abstract

In discussing the importance of computer games for conveying serious messages through play, Aleks Krotoski uses “play” and “games” interchangeably (Nature 466, 695; 2010). However, this is incorrect in the context of human development: these terms denote separate constructs, with different ontogenies, proximal causes and functions.

Play is mainly a behaviour…

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Correspondence.
Uncontrolled Keywords: games, play, educational context
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:24
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9925

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