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ERIC Number: EJ1077607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Regression from Game-Oriented to Traditional School
Westin, Thomas; Wiklund, Mats; Mozelius, Peter; Norberg, Lena
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v43 n4 p349-370 Jun 2015
Pupils in Sweden are socialized in commercial off-the-shelf games, and, therefore, game-oriented formal education can constitute a foundation for further socialization of pupils excluded in school. However, digital illiteracy and traditional views among school staff forced a regression from the game-oriented formal trial education in this study back to the traditional education form. Research questions were as follows: How did the pupils act upon the consequences of the regression? How can these acts inform the design of education in digital culture? These questions were addressed using ethnography over 3 years. The pupils' acts differed depending on their socialization in school and in games. While the game-oriented formal education included all in the socialization process, the regression caused half of the pupils to drop out. The pupils' acts are discussed with a conceptual framework. Conclusions show the need for digital literacy and understanding pupils' perspectives on education among school staff.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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