Leadership Instincts: Spartan Athletics partners with MSU Burgess Institute   |  Leadership Instincts: UW launches Faculty Diversity Initiative  |  Parent Interventions: Participating in engagement schemes improves young people’s wellbeing  |  Teacher Insights: Foreign language learners should be exposed to slang in the classroom   |  Parent Interventions: New research shows north-south divide in family law  |  Teacher Insights: Lancaster Castle provides focus for lecture on importance of heritage sites  |  Parent Interventions: 'Sleep hygiene' should be integrated into epilepsy diagnosis & management   |  International Edu News: University of Birmingham signs up to global UN agreement   |  International Edu News: Credit card-sized soft pumps power wearable artificial muscles  |  Parent Interventions: High fructose diets could cause immune system damage  |  International Edu News: Submit short films to Bristol Science Film Festival 2021  |  International Edu News: Attachable Skin Monitors that Wick the Sweat Away​  |  Parent Interventions: Scientists model a peculiar type of breast cancer  |  International Edu News: NTU Singapore student start-up builds robots for pandemic-proof delivery  |  Leadership Instincts: Experts discuss role of emergent electromagnetic phenomena in quantum materials  |  
March 30, 2019 Saturday 10:04:28 AM IST

Video Games Can Help Improve Spatial Skills

Teacher Insights

A new research has shown that use of video games can help improve spatial skills.

The report by Richard E. Mayer, a research scientist at University of California said that use of vidoe games can help understand better engineering and geo-science topics. The ability to understand maps, diagrams and graphs are crucial for many emerging science, technology, mathematical and engineering disciplines. It also involves the ability of the student in rotating and conceptualising 3D objects. Students who rely on Google Maps rather than street directories and increased use of satellite navigational systems have a long-term adverse outcome on development of spatial skills. However, use of video games were found to improve the spatial skills lost due to dependency on devices.

Parents are worried about the impact of video games on anti-social behaviour and likelihood of promoting violence among them. However, new research findings show the possibility of using video games to improve skills that are vital for many emerging jobs and professions.


https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-psych-010418-102744

Comments