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The Pedagogies in Game Based Learning: A Case Study of Teacher Attitudes & Perceptions | AvatarGeneration

The Pedagogies in Game Based Learning: A Case Study of Teacher Attitudes & Perceptions | AvatarGeneration | AprendiTIC | Scoop.it

Shona Whyte:

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AvatarGenerations' Editor built a Serious Game using a platform called ThinkingWorlds to showcase the pedagogies in games and to investigate how teacher attitudes and perceptions changed before and after playing the game. The objective of the game was to provide a tailored contextual experience in a school environment that would have a positive affect on preconceptions, and change negative attitudes towards the role of serious games in the classroom. The game was designed to allow teachers to experience a range of educational activities, each built upon a clear and established pedagogy:   Gagné’s (1985) ‘Nine Events of Instruction’, Mayer’s (2002) cognitive theory of multimedia learning, Lave and Wenger’s situational learning theory (Lave and Wenger 1991), Kolb (1984) experiential learning theory and Skinner’s (1954) operant conditioning theory. 

The game was designed using a role-playing strategy to allow the user to become embodied in a virtual environment and identify with objects and characters. The player assumes the role of a new teacher on the first day of school and the principal “Principal Daily” assigns “Mr. Rooney” (the player) tasks and challenges that he must complete before the day is over. At the end of each level, the player is given information on the pedagogy embedded in the game level and when all tasks are finished, “Principal Daily” requests a short reflective report on the player’s experience.


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Perceptions of the IWB for language teaching: iTILT

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One or two slides from our presentation on our European project iTILT (interactive Technologies in Language Teaching http://itilt.eu) co-authored with project partners Gary Beauchamp and Emily Hillier and delivered on the final day of the EuroCALL conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

A write-up will appear in the conference proceedings scheduled for December 2012, just around the time our video clips of language teaching with the interactive whiteboard go live.  

 

After piloting at the start of the academic year, the site will be opened for free public access to our bank of some 200 classroom illustrations in different languages, contexts, and proficiency levels, allowing language teachers and trainers to see the IWB in use and read associated comments by teachers and learners, as well as download lesson plans and materials.


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