Games pro­mote skills

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION&ANALYSIS -

PLAY­ING video games such as Minecraft and Tomb Raider can help un­der­grad­u­ates gain vi­tal skills and make them more em­ploy­able, a study sug­gests. Stu­dents de­velop “grad­u­ate at­tributes” such as crit­i­cal think­ing and prob­lem-solv­ing through gam­ing. Re­search from the Univer­sity of Glas­gow con­tra­dicts re­ports which have claimed that some com­puter games make young peo­ple more ag­gres­sive. In an eight-week trial, 36 un­der­grad­u­ates were split into a control group and a group that played spe­cific games for a to­tal of 14 hours. Both groups were then tested on their com­mu­ni­ca­tion abil­ity and re­source­ful­ness skills. – Daily Mail

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