The Effect Of Gaming On Education
Gaming is a hobby which many individuals love to do, including myself. However, there are many proven studies which say that gaming can have a negative effect on the way your brain works. Does this affect your education and how can you use gaming to your advantage?
If you are at school and you have school the following morning, then please do not play games the night before and stay up late. You will feel cranky in the morning and you will be in no position to learn new topics and to take in new information. You should always go to school feeling fresh and ready to learn. This is something you should do for life as well. Always be a keen learner and be willing to take in new challenges and tasks. Gaming late at night will not be beneficial for you in this sense.
When you are at school, I would suggest you play games after all your homework and extra work you need to do has been completed. Then, you can play with no stress knowing that you have completed your work. Have a schedule planned out for when you are going to work and when you are going to game. This allows your body to function efficiently.
Even if you have completed all your work, make sure you do not game excessively and do not act out as you would do in a game in the school environment. There are many violent games out there which are very good to play. Studies show that children do exhibit these behaviours in real life and they lash out.
You need to have the mentality to keep the gaming to one side when you are in the real world. Yes, you can talk about it with your friends and have a little giggle about it but please do not lash out trying to act like a certain character in the video game. Remember that these games have been created for entertainment purposes only.
There are many benefits to gaming as well. One key benefit of gaming is the fact that it instil competitiveness in a child which can lead to them doing well in their studies. We all need that competitive edge and drive from somewhere and playing games, when done the right way, can definitely be the provider for this. That desire to win transcends into education which can produce astonishing results.
Another benefit is the fact that video gaming can help build relationships and help build rapport. You meet and talk to so many people when playing and you can really build a strong relationship with your fellow classmates who you may not have spoken to before. Building relationships is good for your education because you can then revise together and then help each other out.
We all know how long we should game for and how long we should revise for the optimum experience. Stick to this and you will do just fine!