Why Gaming is Important for Students With Learning Disabilities in Schools

November 25, 2020

It is a postulate in modern pedagogy that gaming and its competitive form – e-sports – are good for development of an array of cognitive skills, decision making and promoting teamwork. E-sports is becoming the most popular sport in the world with enormous spectator audiences and top e-athletes being very well paid. So, e-sports from a hobby has become a profession for some and is going to be so for many more in the future. Gaming and e-sports are going to be venues/hubs for professional choices also for programmers and storytellers to keep the domain supplied with new games constantly. But most of all gaming and e-sports will be relaxing and educational hobbies. Here in this little piece of analysis and the following Manual on how to use gaming in school and organize e-sports tournaments, we – the project consortium - want to encourage schools to use e-sports as a way to promote both social skills and academic achievement of students with specific learning disabilities.

Ref. No 2019-1-LV01-KA201-060426