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Started by Tracy Prout 09 Sep 2017 11:36am () Replies (12)

Is anyone using aspects of gamification successfully in their classroom? I am interested in how effective it is for motivating primary aged boys for a Teacher Inquiry Project. Your thoughts would be much appreciated. 

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  • Natasha Ormond (View all users posts) 12 Sep 2017 11:52am ()

    Hi Tracy,

    In terms of gamification do you mean using game design elements in a non-gaming context as described by Deterding, Dixon, Khaled and Nacke (2011)? Or more the use of IT tools in a gaming context?  If you mean the later, I have just finished a literature review for Mindlab on the subject of how gamification affects student engagement that I can share with you.  I am also completing a teacher inquiry on this at the moment and am looking at implementing it next term.  

    Let me know what you need. :)

  • Natasha Ormond (View all users posts) 12 Sep 2017 4:15pm ()

    Hi Darren smiley

    Do you mind me asking as to why you would question whether gamification should be used in the classroom?  I would love a different perspective as most of my readings have been pro-gamification.

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