Track 1: Introduction to games, geeks and the parent's dilemma

Angela Saini, Dr Victoria Cooper and Dr Kieron Sheehy discuss the social and educational impact of video games in their experience.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Introduction to games, geeks and the parent's dilemma    Angela Saini, Dr Victoria Cooper and Dr Kieron Sheehy discuss the social and educational impact of video games in their experience. Play now Introduction to games, geeks and the parent's dilemma
2 Games Design and e-Safety    Games designer Phil Stuart gives his expert insight into today’s gaming landscape. Play now Games Design and e-Safety
3 Parents    In this track, parents talk about the role of gaming in the lives of their children, and the importance of striking a balance between gaming and other activities Play now Parents
4 Children    Children talk about their attitudes towards playing video games we hear Dr Victoria Cooper talk about her work in this field. Play now Children
5 Teachers    Teacher’s debate both the positive and negative impact games can have on the lives of their students and Dr Kieron Sheehy outlines some of the beneficial uses of gaming. Play now Teachers
6 Discussion    In this final track we hear a discussion about some of issues raised in the previous tracks, such as whether games are addictive; if they provoke violence; and what exactly a ‘geek’ is. Play now Discussion