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Graduate Skills and Game-Based Learning

Using Video Games for Employability in Higher Education

Authors: Barr, Matthew

  • Examines the effectiveness of game-based learning to develop skills and capabilities in university students
  • Focuses on commercial games rather than games specifically developed for education
  • Argues that video games can be crucial in developing graduate skills
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About this book

This book explores the efficacy of game-based learning to develop university students’ skills and competencies. While writing on game-based learning has previously emphasised the use of games developed specifically for educational purposes, this book fills an important gap in the literature by focusing on commercial games such as World of Warcraft and Minecraft. Underpinned by robust empirical evidence, the author demonstrates that the current negative perception of video games is ill-informed, and in fact these games can be important tools to develop graduate skills related to employability. Speaking to very current concerns about the employability of higher education graduates and the skills that university is intended to develop, this book also explores the attitudes to game-based learning as expressed by instructors, students and game developers. 

About the authors

Matthew Barr is Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK, where he convened the university’s first game studies course and founded the peer reviewed student game studies journal Press Start. He is currently Programme Director for the Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Engineering. He serves as Vice Chair of British DiGRA, sits on the Board of the Scottish Game Developers Association and is the current Chair of the BAFTA Scotland Games Jury.

Buy this book

eBook £43.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 27, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27786-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £69.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: October 27, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27785-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Graduate Skills and Game-Based Learning
Book Subtitle
Using Video Games for Employability in Higher Education
Authors
Series Title
Digital Education and Learning
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) under, exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27786-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27786-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27785-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 226
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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