Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Learning Style Profile of a Teenage Video Gamer

The Pros
  • Video games improve your hand-eye coordination.
  • They can teach you problem solving, quick thinking, logistics, mapping, spacial manipulation and many other skills.
  • Playing is more interactive than watching TV.
The Cons
  • Video games eat up the time that might otherwise be spent doing active stuff outdoors.
  • Even if you're playing in teams, gaming is not a social activity.
  • For certain personality types, violent games may lead to violent behaviour in real life.
  • It's an addictive pastime.
Of course, a teenager whose learning style is kinesthetic and social-groups is less likely to become addicted to gaming than a teenager who is a loner, concentrates best when sitting still, has a combination visual-tactile learning style with a high persistence component. To determine your teen's learning style, start here.

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