Digital Games and Cognitive Development

Poling Bork
Can İkizler
Last Update May 21, 2024
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About This Course

How can the use of digital games contribute to cognitive development and influence socio-cultural aspects in a learning environment?

The course aims to enlighten educators on the transformative role digital games can play in cognitive development and socio-cultural learning. We start by defining digital games and detailing their potential benefits, such as enhancing problem-solving skills, boosting memory, encouraging strategic thinking, and fostering creativity.

Following this, we explore the connection between digital games and cognitive development. Participants will learn about the scientific research that backs the use of games in education, including how gameplay stimulates various brain areas, enhances cognitive flexibility, and promotes self-directed learning.

A significant part of the course focuses on the practical application of digital games in the classroom. We offer guidance on integrating digital games into the curriculum effectively, aligning them with educational objectives, and assessing student progress through game-based tasks.

By the end of this course, educators will have a comprehensive understanding of how digital games can be harnessed for cognitive development and socio-cultural learning, along with practical strategies for effective implementation in their classrooms.

About the Speaker

Poling Bork serves as a Senior Lab Instructor and Mentor in the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Science of Brock University. She plays an instrumental role in guiding students’ career trajectories and enabling their participation in research and conferences. In addition to her academic role, Bork is the Executive Director and Director of Research for the Selective Mutism Foundation. She holds a BSc, MEd, and PhD, all from Brock University, reflecting her deep-rooted commitment to computer science and education.


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