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ERIC Number: EJ946095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Child-Invented Health Education Games: A Case Study for Dengue Fever
Lennon, Jeffrey L.; Coombs, David W.
Simulation & Gaming, v37 n1 p88-97 Mar 2006
The study's goal was to demonstrate the ability of an 8-year-old child to create educational games for the topic of dengue fever control. A naturalistic descriptive case study method was employed. The child had two dengue fever educational game creation activities. The study demonstrated that a child could develop functional games related to dengue fever control. The study however revealed knowledge gaps and mixed methods for dengue fever-related mosquito control. The game constructions were consistent to the child's cognitive level. The case study revealed that a child-centered educational game creation may be both diagnostic for a child's topical knowledge and cognitive development but also serve as a learning tool for children. This activity may also be an informational tool for formative research for dengue fever control. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines