Digital Games Teach Refugee Children Skills

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Playing Games Online Is Changing the Lives of Syria's Refugee Children

World Economic Forum, 6.14.17

Research with Syrian refugee children suggests that digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills—including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding—while also improving their mental health. “Play is a universal way of learning. In taking a game-based and playful approach to learning, we created an intervention that was not only effective, but also one in which the children were engaged and wanted continue doing,” says Bruce Homer, associate professor of educational psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a Project Hope investigator.

Submitted on: JUN 14, 2017

Category: Educational Psychology | GC Press Coverage | Psychology | Research Studies