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Copy of Boys Culture and School
Transcript of Copy of Boys Culture and School
Boys, Gaming, and School
Culture: Re-Engaging the
What are boys like?
What we wish they were like
What are they really like?
Is this a problem?
Why is this happening
Zero tolerance policies
Lack of men in classroom
What can we do?
Research Team...My work with:
Petner & Vashaw (Teacher views)
Engerman (Mapping OTS)
Wilson (Higher Ed)
How do we use games?
NOT Educational Games
Take them where they are
and change the culture too
PISA Results: Boys in Reading, Girls in Math/Science
What's the problem with games?
Change your Classroom for the Better!
Boys & Games...
If you're a boy, you are...
Three times as likely to be:
in special education, learning
disabled, or emotionally
75-80% of all ADHD medications are given to US boys. Are we medicating them because they are boys?
Violence: Newkirk Misreading
Normal developmental stage
Mixed evidence on impact of violent
--undermines classroom dynamics?
--creates more violent actions?
What do boys say? (Engerman)