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ERIC Number: EJ1110682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Game-Based Learning in Professional Development for Practicing Educators: A Review of the Literature
Meredith, Tamara R.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v60 n5 p496-502 Sep 2016
Many game-based learning (GBL) researchers working in K-12 educational settings have supported the incorporation of gaming technologies into classroom practice, but little has been communicated about the effect of incorporating GBL into practicing K-12 educators' professional development. This review is a critical appraisal of the quantity and scope of knowledge published on this topic to answer two questions: to what extent does research support incorporating GBL into K-12 staff development sessions to improve practicing teacher perceptions of the value of GBL; and, to what extent does research support incorporating GBL into K-12 staff development sessions as a method of increasing the adoption of GBL in the classroom? Current themes in GBL research with practicing teachers are presented. The author suggests that, while this is a valued line of study that many scholars insist be expanded, the directions in which it has proceeded thus far are very limited in scope.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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