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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Abstract

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
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 1

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Natural Science Disciplines
Textbooks
natural sciences
schoolchild
primary school
Learning
instruction
Students
Control Groups
Aptitude
Group
textbook
scenario
simulation
learning
elementary school
student
gender
ability

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Public Administration

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Effects of game-based instruction on the results of primary school children taking a natural science course. / Chen, Ming Hsiu Mia; Tsai, Shih Ting; Chang, Chi-Cheng.

In: Education Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 2, 79, 01.06.2019.

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