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Human and Animal Welfare: A Computer Game as a Tool to Enhance Moral Sensitivity

Author(s) Svingby, G., & Jönsson, R.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
This paper explores the potential of computer games as tools to enhance students´ development of moral sensitivity. As computer games are an important part of children’s leisure lives and of our culture as a whole, it can be argued that the experience of electronic gaming today is part of the construction of identity and morality. This paper explores the learning potential of a computer game to enhance students’ moral sensitivity. The problem is studied in the specific context of a game on human use of animals. Studies report that schools have difficulties in reaching the aims of developing in students the citizenship values stated in the curriculum

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