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Entertaining physics education: using an astronomy board game to enhance student learning and motivation
Cardinot, Adriana; Fairfield, Jessamyn A.
This study examines the effects of a novel Astronomy Board Game on students science performance, their attitudes towards learning Science through games and their perception of scientists. Post-primary students in Ireland and the UK of various ages (n=119) took part in the pilot trial. Data were collected via pre- and post-test, feedback questionnaire and focus groups. The results indicated significant improvements in student s learning of astronomy topics, suggesting the inclusion of games in the classroom affects student learning and perception of scientists. This research issupported by the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES-Brazil) grant number DOC_PLENO - 88881.128466/2016-01. Development of the game was funded by the Institute of Physics, Ireland.
Keyword(s): Physics education; Board game; Learning; Motivation
Publication Date:
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): CAPES-Brazil; Institute of Physics, Ireland
Institution: NUI Galway
Publisher(s): GIREP-MPTL 2018
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2019-03-23 06:43:58 Last Updated: 2019-03-23 06:43:58