James Gee To Lecture on Video Games and Literacyby Karen Handley • February 20, 2009
Wabash College will host Dr. James Gee at 8 p.m., Thursday, February 26, in Salter Hall in the Fine Arts Center. The title of his talk is "Video Games and 21st Century Learning."
Gee will discuss the questions, "What can we learn about learning from video games and other new media?" and "How can education change to meet the challenges of a new age?" Please join Wabash College to hear from one of the nation’s foremost thinkers about language, literacy, and community.
Gee is Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University. His book Sociolinguistics and Literacies was one of the founding documents in the formation of the "New Literacy Studies," an interdisciplinary field devoted to studying language, learning, and literacy in an integrated way in the full range of their cognitive, social, and cultural contexts.
His other books include, An Introduction to Discourse, What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, Situated Language and Learning and Why Video Games Are Good for Your Soul. Gee has also published in journals in linguistics, psychology, the social sciences, and education.
His talk is free and open to the public.