Analysis Of ' All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy '

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“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is a proverb well known by everyone in our society. It simply means that without a break from work, a person becomes bored and uninterested, this proverb also applies for education. Mark Edmundson author of On the Uses of a liberal Education: As Lite Entertainment for Bored College Students argues that universities are giving too much comfort to students making it a less challenging environment and giving students less passion to learn however, entertainment in education is essential for learning. The uses of fun such—as online games are essential for education as Constance Steinkuehler and Sean Duncan on Scientific Habits of Mind in Virtual Worlds argues that online games are not just for entertainment, but can play a crucial role in fostering scientific habits of mind. Online games are not merely entertainment it also develops collaborative problem solving, social knowledge construction, and computer literacy that are not only beneficial for students but also essential for learning, these games could be useful for education however, with moderation and to a certain extent.
“In todays world of massive globalization and technological interconnectivity, the need for scientifically literate citizenry in the United States had only grown more urgent; yet, by some measures, it seems we have done a poor job at fostering the right habits of mind in our schools.” (Steinkuehler and Duncan, 405) Statistic…

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