ERIC Number: EJ1100963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Balancing Expression and Structure in Game Design: Developing Computational Participation Using Studio-Based Design Pedagogy
DeVane, Ben; Steward, Cody; Tran, Kelly M.
Educational Technology, v56 n3 p42-47 May-Jun 2016
This article reports on a project that used a game-creation tool to introduce middle-school students ages 10 to 13 to problem-solving strategies similar to those in computer science through the lens of studio-based design arts. Drawing on historic paradigms in design pedagogy and contemporary educational approaches in the digital arts to teach young learners about computing, this program employed a programmatic perspective to design a curriculum that emphasizes creativity within specified design tasks, instead of free-form individual artistry.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Design, Problem Solving, Computer Science, Teaching Methods, Computer Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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