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ERIC Number: EJ1215208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2630-5984
Gamification of Assessments in the Natural Sciences Subject in Primary Education
Sánchez-Rivas, Enrique; Ruiz-Palmero, Julio; Sánchez-Rodríguez, José
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v19 n1 p95-111 Feb 2019
The type of tests used most by Primary Education teachers in the Spanish education system is traditional examinations, despite not fulfilling the educational qualities that pedagogy and the Spanish law prescribe for assessment processes. In this study, an assessment test has been designed by applying game-design elements to examinations of the Natural Sciences subject of Spanish Primary Education, considering the potential games have for learning at school. A sample of 217 teachers divided into two groups was studied. Teachers who agreed to apply gamification in class were included in the experimental group and teachers who declined to apply gamification were included in the control group. Both groups answered a questionnaire on their perception of how each type of assessment influenced different didactic aspects. The comparison of the traditional assessment model and the game-based model revealed that the gamified exam presented notable advantages associated with increased motivation and increased capacity of the assessment activity to continuity the learning process beyond the school context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain