Elementary students' concepts and strategies in a digital stock investment game

Euphony F.Y. Yang, Zhi Hong Chen, Tak Wai Chan

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Abstract

To improve the design of game-based learning systems for elementary school students in the subject domain of financial management, this study investigates how students use concepts and strategy in a game-based stock investment environment. An interview approach was conducted on 23 fifth-grade elementary school students who used the system to collect their opinions on stock investment functions. The results showed that (1) students were easy to unilaterally interpret the stock descriptions and misunderstand some key investment vocabularies; (2) students' understanding were majorly influenced by significant others and media reports so that their key concepts were shaped. Based on these results, several suggestions for future development of financial management systems were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages483-490
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2012 Nov 262012 Nov 30

Other

Other20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/11/2612/11/30

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Keywords

  • Financial education
  • Financial management
  • Game based learning
  • Stock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Yang, E. F. Y., Chen, Z. H., & Chan, T. W. (2012). Elementary students' concepts and strategies in a digital stock investment game. 483-490. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012, Singapore, Singapore.