The Role of Video Games in Education
Video Games can have a detrimental effect on humans if they are consumed in high doses. They can cause isolation and several psychological problems.
Like anything else, when it is abused, it can become toxic. The key is to know how to use its games to usage its many benefits.
Video games, even those that are violent, can develop strong thinking skills. And also the control of his emotions in children. Many teachers around the world have decided to include games in their school programs because they consider it very beneficial for youth learning.
Psychologist Benoît Virole said the success of video games for young people comes from the fact that they offer a new way of thinking, learning and passing on knowledge. As such, they question traditional modes of learning in school and can help renew them. In recent years, we have seen the development of a large number of educational video games, called “Serious Games”.
The first uses of games were made in the military sector, for training and simulation strategies, then for training employees. Serious games are used in many other sectors: education, advertising, social groups, sports, health, etc. In general, games are used to pleasantly transmit information in a growing number of sectors.