Search for dissertations about: "sandbox games"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words sandbox games.

  1. 1. Values in Play – Interactional Life with the Sims

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Louise Peterson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; open-ended games; sandbox games; game play; The Sims; interaction analysis; video analysis; sociocultural theory; fantasy and creativity; role distance; learning; values;

    Abstract : This study arises from pedagogical discussion about learning potential with computer games – more precisely, that one game genre called open-ended (sandbox) games can make players explore the game content in such a way that they learn about a specific content or phenomenon while playing. These arguments are strong in the constructionist tradition but are seldom backed up by empirical results. READ MORE