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ERIC Number: EJ884437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Using Game Theory and Competition-Based Learning to Stimulate Student Motivation and Performance
Burguillo, Juan C.
Computers & Education, v55 n2 p566-575 Sep 2010
This paper introduces a framework for using Game Theory tournaments as a base to implement Competition-based Learning (CnBL), together with other classical learning techniques, to motivate the students and increase their learning performance. The paper also presents a description of the learning activities performed along the past ten years of a course where, in five of them, Competition-based Learning has been used. Finally, the experience gained is described together with an analysis of the feedback obtained from the students' surveys. The good survey results, and their similarity along the years, suggest that the combination of game theory with the use of friendly competitions provides a strong motivation for students; helping to increase their performance. (Contains 10 tables and 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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