Navigating and decoding dynamic maps: Gender preferences and engagement differences within- and outside-of game experiences

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
File version
Author(s)
Lowrie, Tom
Jorgensen, Robyn
Logan, Tracy
Griffith University Author(s)
Primary Supervisor
Other Supervisors
Editor(s)
Date
2013
Size

510761 bytes

File type(s)

application/pdf

Location
License
Abstract

A survey (n = 410) revealed statistically significant gender differences between middle school students' preference for playing particular types of games. Subsequent instrumental case studies theorised the "within-game" and "out-of-game" experiences of two middle school students as they played a digital hand-held game. These two case studies comprised stimulated recall sessions and subsequent follow-up, open-ended interviews. The analysis described the influence digital game playing can have on a participant's mathematics sense making. Findings included distinct differences in both the approach and the strategies employed by the respective participants to not only engage with the game, but contextualise it within their own knowledge and experiences. Furthermore, the study demonstrated the extent to which game playing can be a catalyst for further learning outside the game experience.

Journal Title

Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

Conference Title
Book Title
Edition
Volume

29

Issue

5

Thesis Type
Degree Program
School
DOI
Patent number
Funder(s)
Grant identifier(s)
Rights Statement
Rights Statement

© 2013 Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.

Item Access Status
Note
Access the data
Related item(s)
Subject

Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Curriculum and Pedagogy

Specialist Studies in Education

Persistent link to this record
Citation
Collections