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ERIC Number: EJ1065912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Gamification: Questing to Integrate Content Knowledge, Literacy, and 21st-Century Learning
Kingsley, Tara L.; Grabner-Hagen, Melissa M.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v59 n1 p51-61 Jul-Aug 2015
This article showcases the use of gamification as a means to turn an existing curriculum into a game-based learning environment. The purpose of this article is to examine how gamification, coupled with effective pedagogy, can support the acquisition of 21st-century skills. Gamifying content allows students to earn experience points, badges, and awards to "level up" through the curriculum by completing quests. We discuss the theoretical framework, New Literacies theory, which has informed our case study of one teacher's journey using gamification. We align our case study within two educational reforms and initiatives: the Common Core State Standards and Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Survey results and teacher interview data are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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