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Video Game Literacy

Damiano Felini
Literacy is a complex concept of relevance for both traditional and most recent educational theories. Today, concepts of media literacy are being discussed widely. In this article a simple theoretical model and an action-research project are presented. The research project focuses on a training course aiming at the development and strengthening of critical thinking and communicative skills of young people by way of making use of video games. Practical aspects of how to produce a video game with
more » ... e a video game with teens and conceptual aspects towards a "video game literacy" are discussed. The English word literacy means the ability to read and write, and corresponds to the Italian word alfabetizzazione, the French alphabétisation, the Spanish alfabetización, the German Alphabetisierung, and so on. Literacy, above all universal or mass literacy, had a very eventful and variegated history, with Comenius's theoretical elaborations medienimpulse, Jg. 48, Nr. 4, 2010
doi:10.21243/mi-04-10-03 fatcat:ehnycbbf7nbwbkfwpyowc5s3vu