Video Games: Is There An Upside?
Gaming has long been criticised for desensitizing players to violence and encouraging antisocial behaviour. However, a new report has found that video games can also aid learning – particularly when it comes to the development of spatial skills.
Authors defined spatial skills as the ability to visualise 3D objects, and to decipher maps, graphs and diagrams. These are essential skills within the STEM sector.
Dr. Lloyd White, a Lecturer at University of Wollongong, joined The Daily to discuss the positives and negatives of gaming.