Bruce Homer in Science Mag

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Digital Games Improve Mental Health & Educational Outcomes of Syrian Refugee Children

Science mag, 6.6.17

Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills – including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding — while also improving their mental health, finds research by New York University, the City University of New York, and Turkey's Bahcesehir University." 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," said 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 6, 2017

Category: Educational Psychology | GC Press Coverage | Psychology