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A child’s power in game-play


Computers & Education Volume 54, Number 2, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This paper is the first of its series that studies the power children have in game-play and examines its implications for teaching and learning. As a start, the paper describes a framework of power based on a synthesis of various types of power underlined in literature. The paper then looks into the power issue through observation and interviews of one twelve-year-old boy’s game-play. Several initial findings are delineated. Connections are made between the framework of power and different kinds of power that the twelve-year-old negotiates in playing games. The study sets a foundation for further research in the power issue in education.


McLeod, J. & Lin, L. (2010). A child’s power in game-play. Computers & Education, 54(2), 517-527. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 14, 2019 from .

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