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ERIC Number: EJ1091151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
The Play Curricular Activity Reflection Discussion Model for Game-Based Learning
Foster, Aroutis; Shah, Mamta
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v47 n2 p71-88 2015
This article elucidates the process of game-based learning in classrooms through the use of the Play Curricular activity Reflection Discussion (PCaRD) model. A mixed-methods study was conducted at a high school to implement three games with the PCaRD model in a year-long elective course. Data sources included interviews and observations for understanding the process of students' content knowledge and motivation to learn. Pre to post assessments were administered for measuring achievement gains and motivational changes. Interpretive analysis indicated that PCaRD aided student learning, motivation to learn, and identification with the content. We found mixed quantitative results for student knowledge gain with only statistical significant gains for mathematics. We also found that PCaRD provided teachers with an adaptive structure for integrating games in an existing and new curriculum. PCaRD has implications for research, teaching, and design of games for learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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