Pupils to be given lessons in video games

Telegraph (UK) 05 Oct 06
Video games are likely to become part of the school curriculum after research funded by the Department for Education praised them as a powerful learning tool. It may surprise parents struggling to control children’s addiction, but games on computers and consoles were found to be “a compelling learning resource”.A survey of 1,000 teachers and 2,300 pupils conducted by Electronic Arts, a games company, found that 59 per cent of teachers would consider using “off-the-shelf” games in class and 62 per cent of students wanted to use them. But seven in 10 teachers feared that some games on offer could lead to anti-social behaviour.