How Game can be Educational

Game is known to be destructive, have no purpose to play at all. The one who says that usually our parent. They would not like us playing games and told us to study instead. In my experience, I used to play secretly at night just to get “extra” time and not having yelled at for playing.

But look at video games at different point of view. They can ACTUALLy teach you something.

“research underway by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) indicates that video games can help adults process information much faster and improve their fundamental abilities to reason and solve problems in novel contexts. In fact, results from the ONR study show that video game players perform 10 percent to 20 percent higher in terms of perceptual and cognitive ability than non-game players.

As Dr. Ezriel Kornel explains on, playing certain video games (e.g. Brain Age or Guitar Hero) can also improve hand-eye coordination, enhance split-second decision making and even, potentially, boost auditory perception. Just playing isn’t enough, though, says Dr. Kornel. The key is that you have to be improving each time you play, because in order to improve you have to be learning”(

According to him, game helps adult in learning, improve multitasking, social, career, cooperation and team work. As a game player myself, I feel the benefit of video game in improving my problem solving skill. It also the head start of me learning English language. Another effect that I feel is confidence, as I can feel  achievement after finishing the game.

However, when played overly, game can be addictive and dangerous. It’s according on how you can arrange your spare time to play just enough to get you entertained.

So, destructive or educational?? It’s up to you to your self control.

Have fun playing game^^


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christifa
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 05:51:02

    Yeahhhhhh!!! In fact games like RPG action can boost your reflexes. SO there is some negative effects from game, but there is many positive effects too.
    Join me play this social game that run real time, and YOU CAN EARN REAL MONEY TOO!!!


    • Siscamelia
      Mar 12, 2012 @ 23:46:17

      Wow…that’s an interesting game.. I’ve heard about it too. you can earn real money in Euro right?? I want o play, but I just don;t have the time sadly.. Youu’re gonna have to work every day right?? Thanks about the info, Chris, , ^^


  2. Riris
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 08:37:04

    yeah..things should not be seen as black or white. There’s plenty of room in grey areas 🙂


  3. ervin
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 12:52:49

    like it ! “destructive or educational?? It’s up to you to your self control”
    siscaaaaaaa~ give some recomendation games doonk 😀
    games yg rodo apik an yg mengasah otak juja.
    kalo isa sekalian alamat free downloadnya yahh.. hahahaaha


  4. Siscamelia
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 23:50:15

    I’ll find it for you :p. But games have so many genre, action, shooter, action-adventure, adventure, RPg, simulation, strategy… Which one do you like? Oh, have you played Plants vs Zombie? It’s fun too ^^


  5. Chris Taa
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 02:04:53

    what thing for sure, u need to understand English to finish a RPG, all my RPG fan friends can really understanding English well..


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