“Games and 21st Century Learning”: This talk will explore how video games can organize deep conceptual understanding, as well as a variety of 21st century skills rarely offered in schools today. Gee will discuss the different learning theories that underlie different approaches to games for learning. This talk is co-sponsored by the Graduate Center at CUNY and the program in Educational Communication and Technology at NYU Steinhardt.
James Paul Gee is a member of the National Academy of Education. His book Sociolinguistics and Literacies was one of the founding documents in the formation of the “New Literacy Studies,” an interdisciplinary field devoted to studying language, learning, and literacy in an integrated way. Gee has published widely in journals in linguistics, psychology, the social sciences, and education.