'Computer games can get your brains working': student experience and perception of digital games in the classroom

Beavis, Catherine, Muspratt, Sandy and Thompson, Roberta (2014) 'Computer games can get your brains working': student experience and perception of digital games in the classroom. Learning, Media and Technology, 40 1: 21-42. doi:10.1080/17439884.2014.904339


Author Beavis, Catherine
Muspratt, Sandy
Thompson, Roberta
Title 'Computer games can get your brains working': student experience and perception of digital games in the classroom
Journal name Learning, Media and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1743-9884
1743-9892
Publication date 2014-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17439884.2014.904339
Open Access Status
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 42
Total pages 22
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract There is considerable enthusiasm in many quarters for the incorporation of digital games into the classroom, and the capacity of games to engage and challenge players, present complex representations and experiences, foster collaborative learning, and promote deep learning. But while there is increasing research documenting the progress and outcomes of game-based learning, relatively little attention is paid to student perceptions and voice. In order to effectively target game-based learning pedagogy, it is important to understand students' previous experience, if any, of the use of games in the classroom, and what they made of these. In this paper, we present findings from a survey of 270 primary and secondary school students in Year Levels 4-9 (aged 9-14) in 6 Queensland schools at the start of a 3-year Australian Research Council project researching the use of digital games in school to promote literacy and learning.
Keyword Computer and videogames
Digital games
Digital literacy
Game-based learning
Pedagogy
Student perceptions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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