Exploring the effects of a serious game-based learning package for disaster prevention education: The case of Battle of Flooding Protection

Meng Han Tsai*, Yu Lien Chang, Jen Shiuan Shiau, Shun Mei Wang

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    Abstract

    This study aims to develop a serious game-based learning package for disaster prevention education. Disaster education is one of the most effective processes in disaster management. However, traditional educational methods are not sufficient for passing on past experience and triggering learner interest. Therefore, serious game-based learning, a more engaging educational method, is a promising direction for disaster prevention education. This study integrated a serious game, Battle of Flooding Protection, and Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle to develop a learning package that would raise students' level of interest in learning, inspire their self-awareness, and increase their willingness to participate in disaster-related citizen actions. The learning package was implemented in a 67-student class for validation. The results showed that the Battle of Flooding Protection learning package had significant effects on students' disaster prevention skills, interest in learning, self-awareness, and sense of civic responsibility.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number101393
    JournalInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
    Volume43
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb

    Keywords

    • Disaster prevention
    • Experiential learning cycle
    • Serious game education

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
    • Safety Research
    • Geology

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