Effects of game-based instruction on the results of primary school children taking a natural science course

Ming Hsiu Mia Chen, Shih Ting Tsai, Chi Cheng Chang

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This study explored the effects of scenario simulation games and e-textbooks on the learning outcomes of elementary school students. The study subjects were 60 primary school students classified into two groups: The experimental group was provided with scenario simulation course materials, and the control group received e-textbook materials. The learning outcomes were compared between the two groups, which were further divided by ability level and gender. The female subjects in the experimental group showed slightly less improvement than the experimental group males, who showed significantly greater improvement than the female control group subjects. Use of the e-textbook had a less positive effect on learning outcomes than the scenario simulation game-based instruction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number79
JournalEducation Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun



  • E-textbook
  • Game-based instruction
  • Gender
  • Scenario simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Public Administration

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