Learning Health Concepts through Game-Play

Ming Puu Chen, Yi Husan Chen, Hao Ling Huang, Teng Chih Yang

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Abstract

This study investigates the effect of type of game-based inquiry learning (guided-inquiry vs. open-inquiry) on elementary students' attitudes and performance while learning from playing an influenza prevention digital game. There were 47 sixth graders participated in the experimental activity. Participants were randomly assigned to the guided-inquiry group and the open-inquiry group. The preliminary analysis suggested that (a) for the learning performance, game-play enhanced the students' health concepts in influenza prevention knowledge, and the open-inquiry group demonstrated higher performance than the guided-inquiry group did; and (b) as for the learning attitudes, all participants showed positive attitudes toward learning from game-play. The results indicated that the open-inquiry strategy is more suitable for the time-demanding game-paly condition than the guided-inquiry strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages354-357
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538674475
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 2
Event7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018 - Yonago, Japan
Duration: 2018 Jul 82018 Jul 13

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018

Conference

Conference7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018
CountryJapan
CityYonago
Period18/7/818/7/13

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Keywords

  • Game-based learning
  • Health education
  • Inquiry learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Education

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Chen, M. P., Chen, Y. H., Huang, H. L., & Yang, T. C. (2018). Learning Health Concepts through Game-Play. In Proceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018 (pp. 354-357). [8693416] (Proceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IIAI-AAI.2018.00076