Aug 01, 2016 08:55 AM EDT
‘Pokemon Go’ Game Strategies Important For Academic Learning, Says University of Idaho! [VIDEO]
The notable team-building strategies in "Pokemon Go" are important not only for developing the student's physical attributes, but his/her mental capacity and academic learning as well! This is what Philip Scruggs of the University of Idaho's Department of Movement Science proposed.
Like Scruggs, Physical Education course instructor, Steven Bird, strongly adheres to the framework elicited by the "Pokemon Go" game as remarkable scaffolding for meaningful academic learning, Mashable reported.
The game's main interest point which players are so hooked into is its team-building framework.
Not only do the players get the chance to move around under the sun, they also get to be keen with directions, instructions and other terminologies due to the game's very competitive nature; all these in the bonus list, plus more gained friends.
Steven Bird saw this interest and immediately transformed it into a subject under the physical education curriculum.
Thereof, a subject entitled "Pop Culture Games" was recently developed and scheduled to open in the University of Idaho next fall, Mashable again reported.
Accordingly, the subject is reported to teach students the ways of living an active lifestyle by building a community through teamwork and exploration.
Almost instantly, education experts outside the university were quick to back these reinforcements as milestones for holistic character and mental development, vital for getting a good grip in the academe.
While "Pokemon Go" begins to attract academics, it keeps its reputation as the best tool for summer learning, Education World reported.
Summer- a time when children are ideally most active, signals the best opportunities for parents to draw their kids to substantially entertaining and fulfilling exercises.
And, the game happens to be claimed as an important exercise for both body and brain development, Chicago Tribune reported.
In separate news, the game has yielded quite a number of advantages, especially when it comes to fishing out individuals with eye problems in a particular community.
In the case of the Brandon Eye Clinic in Springdale, Arkansas, the doctor in-charge took advantage of the game's soaring reputation in the U.S. by reaching out to individuals with possible problematic eyes.
The sign fronting the clinic reads, "Is your Pokemon blurry? Let us have a Pikachu", another Mashable news article reported.
Among those who fully appreciate "Pokemon Go's" importance to the nations' younger generation, academics Scruggs and Bird sees to it that the game's technology and framework gets to be wholly utilized in their university, if not in the whole American academic platform!
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