Numerous Studies Cite Findings that Game-Based Learning Helps Develop Cognitive Skills
Study after study has shown that developing minds can learn a lot from video games. According to eSchool News, “Research on video games is showing positive correlations between games and learning, with students finding the use of gamification stimulating and motivating.”
In addition, according to a brief on educationdive.com, “the encouragement of multitasking and quick decision-making has helped students think creatively and better address unexpected events. Video games have also been shown to book multitasking and learning ability by stimulating the brain’s frontal lobe cognitive functioning…”
In addition, according to MedicalNewsToday.com which cited a study published in the journal Behavioral Brain Research, “In a learning test, people who play video games performed better than those who don’t, and their brains appeared to be more active in regions linked to learning and memory.”
Likewise, ScienceDaily.com reported the results of a study from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia, reported that teens who regularly play online video games tend to improve their school results.”
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At Game Learning, we know that science is never settled, particularly when it comes to the extraordinary function of the brain. However, it’s been shown time and again that playing video games helps young people to improve hand-eye coordination, become more computer literate, stay focused (particularly in young people with attention disorders), expand memory capacity and improve problem-solving and strategic thinking.
So, the answer to the question “Do Video Games Help You Learn?” certainly appears to be a resounding yes! At Game Learning, we know that when kids have fun while learning, it fosters a deeper learning, and can lead to a lifelong love of learning. At Game Learning, we put the “fun” into the fundamentals of learning history.
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