Exploring teachers' pedagogical design thinking in game-based learning

Mingfong Jan, Wan Lin Yang, Michael Thomas

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate teachers' pedagogical design thinking while enacting game-based learning in a primary school. We employ a qualitative case study approach to study three cases that reveal teachers' pedagogical design thinking. Three emerging themes regarding teachers' game-based learning fallacies are identified through the above three cases: (1) misinterpreting game affordances, (2) viewing a role-playing simulation game as a resource for content knowledge, (3) employing direct instruction as a dominant GBL pedagogy. This study unpacks how teachers think while they enact game-based learning, which is currently under-researched in the game-based learning literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings
EditorsAhmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Antonija Mitrovic, Jie-Chi Yang, Su Luan Wong, Wenli Chen
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages832-834
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789869401265
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2017 Dec 42017 Dec 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings

Other

Other25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period17-12-0417-12-08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Education

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Jan, M., Yang, W. L., & Thomas, M. (2017). Exploring teachers' pedagogical design thinking in game-based learning. In A. F. Mohd Ayub, A. Mitrovic, J-C. Yang, S. L. Wong, & W. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings (pp. 832-834). (Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.