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ERIC Number: EJ1228001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Digital Game-Supported Learning
Hsu, Tzu-Yuan; Chiou, Guey-Fa
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v28 n3 p287-305 Jul 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service teachers' perceptions of digital game-supported learning (DGSL). A survey questionnaire was developed to investigate those perceptions. The questionnaire consisted of four dimensions: teachers' prior digital game-playing experience, attitudes toward digital gaming, digital gaming self-efficacy, and perception of digital game-supported learning. A total of 125 pre-service teachers completed the questionnaire. The results showed that 69.6% of participants still play digital games, demonstrate high digital gaming self-efficacy, and believe that digital games have potential to draw students into learning and help them develop positive ways of thinking. The results also showed that the pre-service teachers are enthusiastic to integrate digital games into the classroom, but many lack the necessary skill and knowledge of digital games-supported learning. Teacher professional development providers should create new training materials and make developing skills to support game-based learning as an integral part of new and incumbent teacher training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan