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ERIC Number: EJ1006003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
The Gamer Generation Teaches School: The Gaming Practices and Attitudes towards Technology of Pre-Service Teachers
Hayes, Elisabeth; Ohrnberger, Maryellen
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v21 n2 p154-177 Apr 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify the gaming practices of freshmen undergraduate teacher education students. We also investigated how students who play games compared to non-gamers in their interest in using specific technologies for learning, their beliefs about how technology affects their learning, their orientation towards using new technologies, and their beliefs about the role of technology in their future careers. Our broader goal was to lay the groundwork for a better understanding of how current teacher education students' gaming practices might be leveraged in efforts to introduce game-based learning and other digital technologies into K-12 education. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A