Most People Think Gaming Should Be Taught In School

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While some parents may think their kids are wasting their lives in front of video games, it seems plenty of adults actually see the benefits of gaming, and think it should be taken more seriously.

A new survey finds:

  • Two in three adults think gaming should be looked at as a legitimate career.
  • What’s more, 54% think gaming should actually be taught in school.
  • 41% think it should be taught in elementary school.
  • 42% think it should be taught in middle school.
  • 60% think it should be an important part of the curriculum.
  • Another 53% think it should be an academic extracurricular activity. 
  • The average person started gaming by age 11.
  • But 54% say you need to start younger if you want to become a professional gamer.
  • And college students think gaming should be introduced into their studies.
  • 88% of college students say they’d major in gaming it if was offered.
  • As for what could be taught in such a major:
    • 60% say they’d be interested in content creation.
    • 50% would want to learn gaming proficiency.
    • 50% would be interested in graphic and technical arts
    • 49% would want courses in business management. 
  • And while some people may not see gaming as more than just fun, many feel they learn a lot of good skills from it.
  • 64% say they’ve learned fundamental skills like:
    • Critical thinking (47%)
    • Creativity (47%)
    • Hand-eye coordination (45%)
  • 58% say they’ve learned more obscure skills like patience, being more alert and focused, statistic and probabilities and more. 

Source: SWNS Digital

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