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There are people who think that play and games are not only a flight
from the hard life, that they are not just a frivolous pastime, but more
than that. One of the more intensive discussions on play in the recent
times was held last April (archive at:
Tell us more about your studies of games in education. It would be
interesting to hear your point of view.
Patrik Bergman wrote:
> Since I am completely new to the list, I have probably missed all the highly
> interesting discussions on the role of play and games for the development of
> our minds and souls, but if someone here has any great insight they are
> willing to share, I am all ears.
> What I have found somewhat confusing/lacking is that most theorists talk
> only about the role of play when we are kids (in relation to zpd, etc.), but
> what I wonder is what happens to play and games when we are grown ups. I
> truly believe play and games can have a substantial role in the lives of
> people today. As the highly materialistic and modernized world (or
> post-modern, post-post modern, etc.) asks a higher price of us for each
> year, more and more people play online games. Is this only to flee the
> thought that life is a veil of tears and nothing more, or is there also
> something else to it? Something more substantial, something that actually
> contributes to the lives of adult humans today?
> As stated, it might be that I have missed all the wonderful writings on the
> role of play and games in adult's lives from a sociocultural viewpoint, and
> then I am sorry for this. Otherwise, it would be interesting to hear what
> you have to say.
> Patrik Bergman
> PhD student in games and education
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