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Social and Emotional Benefits of Video Games: Metacognition and Relationships

Learn how gaming can teach students collaboration, cooperation, and other meta-cognitive skills.

Jordan Shapiro | July 3, 2014

Contrary to the popular image of the gamer as an awkward, socially inept loner, players are actually engaged with one another. Gamers play cooperatively. They play competitively. They share tips and tricks. They work together. They teach each other how to get better at the game.
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The MindShift Guide to Games and Learning is made possible through the generous support of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and is a project of the Games and Learning Publishing Council, of which Common Sense Media is a member. This article is excerpted by permission.