Video games

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Self-Assessment (2011)

"Summer in Smallywood" is a series of three online games, aimed at learners ages 15-30, designed to improve competence in the Essential Skills of oral communication, working with others, and thinking skills.

In this self-assessment document, learners are asked to read a series of statements for each of the three skills and decide whether they would rate their personal skill level as good, average or needs improvement for each one.

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2012-04-10

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Facilitator's Guide (2011)

This facilitator’s guide introduces "Summer in Smallywood," a series of three online games with accompanying learning materials, designed to enhance the employability of young adult learners (ages 15-30) by improving their competence in three Essential Skills: oral communication; working with others; and thinking skills.

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2012-03-27

The Video Game Debate: Bad for Behaviour, Good for Learning? (2009)

Lessons in Learning – November 18, 2009

The authors weigh the arguments for and against video games as learning tools for children.

They note that unrestricted use of video games can harm students’ academic performance and, depending on the type of game, lead to aggressive behaviour. However, they point to studies showing that video games can teach players problem-solving skills and encourage creativity.

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2012-02-22

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Instruction Manual (2011)

"Summer in Smallywood" is a series of three online games designed to help young adult learners (ages 15-30) improve their employability by increasing their competence level in three Essential Skills: oral communication; working with others; and thinking skills.

In this instruction manual, the authors introduce the Smallywood characters; explain how to create a character and select a game; and provide a guide to the game screen.

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2011-11-25

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Activities (2011)

"Summer in Smallywood" is a series of three online games designed to improve competence in the Essential Skills of oral communication, working with others, and thinking skills. It is aimed at young adult learners between the ages of 15 and 30.

This document provides further activities for the learner to do after finishing playing the games. The goal is to reinforce the skills learned by applying them to the learner’s own life.

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2011-11-22
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