'Games work in education' says uni head

'Games work in education' says uni head

By Tim Ingham

October 5th 2009 at 11:23AM

UK university vice chancellor says consoles can be â??excellent learning toolsâ??

he vice chancellor of Gloucestershire University has suggested that video games should play a role in the state education of the UK’s youth.

Patricia Broadfoot, vice-chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire, said computer games could be used to assess creativity in schools.

According to The Times Higher Education, Broadfoot told the International Association for Educational Assessment conference in Brisbane last month:

"Games are excellent learning tools in that they are interactive and provide rapid feedback, opportunities for extensive practice, engagement with intellectual complexity, emotional involvement and, increasingly, open-ended outcomes that challenge the creativity of the player," she said.

The full story can be found over at MCV.