Public Pedagogy through Video Games: Design, Resources, and Affinity Spaces

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It has been common for some time to see the formal learning in school compared unfavorably to informal learning out of school (Cross, 2006). Humans seem to learn more deeply, and more equitably, without gaps between rich and poor, when they learn outside of school in areas they choose and for which they are motivated (Gee, 2003, 2004). Even 3-year-olds can become experts on dinosaurs or trains, as Kevin Crowley has shown in his work on “islands of expertise” (Crowley and Jacobs, 2002).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Public Pedagogy
Subtitle of host publicationEducation and Learning beyond Schooling
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781135184193
ISBN (Print)9781135002480
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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