Our teacher gave us this IGCSE English Section B task, which usually requires you to write a speech, newspaper article, letter, etc. about a topic related with the passages given using information from both the passages. Obviously, direct copying from the text material will be penalised, so we have to replace keywords with in-context synonyms as much as possible. But sometimes, it's not possible to find a good substitute. And I suspect that's the case here.
So, there is this line from an article on The Sun, he gave us to go with the task, that talks about how new research shows that video games are actually good for kids (emphasis mine):
Boffins said that children who play Xbox, Wii and Playstation games could be racing, shooting and zapping their way to better visual skills.
another one there:
The scientists believe this is a result of their improved visual awareness.
and yet another...
Playing video games also improves [...] visual and spacial memory [...].
And he summed up all of these into "gamers have better eyesight", while adding that he did find it strange that playing games could improve eyesight and that he was skeptical.
Now, I think he has oversimplified the term(s) for lack of a better technical term. I think he also failed to understand that visual awareness/skill is so much more than just plain seeing things well.
Am I right?
I'm not quite sure if this fix has entirely to do with just English. It's a bit more about being able to comprehend the depth of scientific/technical terms.
Another thing: he said that "improved spatial memory" means that there is more space in your brain, in the sense that more of your brain gets activated and there's more space to store information. When I first heard that, I was like "WTF is he saying?!? lol". I absolutely think he completely misunderstood that. I believe it meant that you get more skilled at interpreting space and being able to remember it better.
Now, are my doubts about his intelligence valid? He was the head editor of the most renowned English newspaper in my non-English speaking homeland, Bangladesh. Otherwise, I do think he is fabulous, both as a teacher and in his English writing skills and he even got a few minor books published and they're on Amazon too.