‘Chocolate-covered Broccoli’? Games and the Teaching of Literature

Hopkins, Izabela Maria and Roberts, David (2015) ‘Chocolate-covered Broccoli’? Games and the Teaching of Literature. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 22 (2). pp. 222-236. ISSN 1358684X

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Studies of the way games and gaming align themselves with the pedagogy of the humanities have left behind a key discipline: that of literary studies, as opposed to literacy studies, a far more common concern among scholars who have examined the impact of games on university and secondary teaching. This paper considers the reasons for such a lacuna of the literary and enters into a philosophical critique of the grounds on which games have been advanced as a tool for pedagogy in recent work. Interrogating recent scholars’ use of epistemological and sociological paradigms, the paper advances a more liberal and sophisticated concept of the game that better answers the needs of students and teachers in the literature classroom. It concludes with two examples of worked games that have significant potential to enhance learning. © 2015 The editors of Changing English.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/1358684X.2015.1022508
3 April 2015Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: games, gaming, literature, theory of education
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > School of English
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 13:47
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 17:23
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1219

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