What's their game? - A study of teacher preparation for using digital game-based teaching

DSpace Repository

What's their game? - A study of teacher preparation for using digital game-based teaching

Details

Files for download
Icon
Overview of item record
Publication Student essay 15hp
Title What's their game? - A study of teacher preparation for using digital game-based teaching
Author Lindskog, Jonas ; Stavroulaki, Michelle
Date 2019
English abstract
The purpose of this study is to examine perceptions regarding digital game-based teaching and the extent to which teachers of English in Sweden have been prepared to use this approach. The basis for this study is the research on the effects of digital games for language learning and the perceived lack of the incorporation of these in teaching, creating a gap between student interests and teaching methods. Therefore, this study investigates the approach of teacher educators who are involved in the design of teacher training programs, as well as the perceptions of in-service teachers at secondary and upper secondary schools in Sweden. In-depth interviews and an online questionnaire were used to gather relevant data. The findings show that all teacher educators who were interviewed found digital game-based teaching to be a relevant approach, but they noted that it is not incorporated in their teacher training courses to a sufficient extent. Additionally, the great majority of in-service teachers did not perceive that they received any education on how to use digital games or game elements in their teaching, while most of them found it to be relevant and had used it to some extent. These results would indicate that digital game-based teaching should be integrated to a greater extent in teacher training programs, and steps should be taken to ensure that current research on the topic reaches the teachers out in the field.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Digital game-based teaching
Digital game-based learning
Gamification
Teacher perceptions
Teacher educator perceptions
Teacher training programs
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/28793 Permalink to this page
Facebook

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Details

Search


Browse

My Account

Statistics