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ERIC Number: EJ895055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Teacher Candidate Responses to Digital Games: 21st-Century Skills Development
Sardone, Nancy B.; Devlin-Scherer, Roberta
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v42 n4 p409-425 2010
Researchers conducted a mixed-methods study with 21 undergraduate university students majoring in education to determine their ability to recognize the motivational factors and 21st-century learning skills associated with digital games. Results suggest that students in the study were able to detect the learning skills embedded in games. The majority of participants stated that the element of motivation was important, but motivation alone was not a sufficient reason to influence them to use digital-game-based instruction in their future classrooms. However, peer modeling and the positive responses received from middle/high school students to whom candidates taught games appeared to be factors in teacher candidates' decision to use digital games in the classroom. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey