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ERIC Number: EJ1116804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2155-6849
Digital Gesture-Based Games: An Evolving Classroom
McNamara, Alison
International Journal of Game-Based Learning, v6 n4 p52-72 2016
This study aims to provide an account of phase three of the doctoral process where both students and teachers' views contribute to the design and development of a gesture-based game in Ireland at post-primary level. The research showed the school's policies influenced the supportive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, classroom environments influenced a student's ability to participate and teachers' perspectives impacted upon whether they adopted games into their classrooms. While research has been conducted in relation to training schemes for teachers, it is agreed that they are the main change agents in the classroom. Therefore, this study focuses on the game itself and its design elements that support and enhance mathematics education within the Irish context. Practical guidelines for both the game, school's policies and classroom environments are provided based upon the research for mathematics educators and practitioners of game-based learning strategies in their classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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