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ERIC Number: EJ1200361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2155-6849
Similarities and Differences in Learning of Metacognitive Skills: Computer Games versus Mathematics Education
Yong, Su Ting; Gates, Peter; Chan, Andy Tak-Yee
International Journal of Game-Based Learning, v9 n1 Article 1 p1-14 2019
This article explores the potential use metacognitive skills learned in computer games to teach mathematics. This study explored the similarities and differences in the learning of metacognitive skills between computer games and mathematics education. A mixed-methods approach was employed in which a quantitative survey (students, n=174) and a qualitative interview (six mathematics teachers, eight students) were administered to concurrently at two secondary schools in Malaysia. Data collected has shown that there is no direct and explicit connection between the two learning contexts. In computer games, pupils could learn: (a) multitasking, (b) land navigation, (c) teamwork, (d) bottom-up approach to problem solving, and (e) concentration skills. However, it is understandable that a mathematics education (a) is single-tasking, e.g. solves problems step-by-step, (b) uses graphic representation, (c) involves collaborative learning, (d) follows top-down approach to problem-solving, and (e) could use multiple sensory modalities to ameliorate learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia