publication . Article . 2010

Adventures in Learning: Creating Role Playing Video Games to Teach and Learn Economics

Catherine L. Lawson; Larry L. Lawson;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: International Review of Economics Education, volume 9, pages 93-110 (issn: 1477-3880, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
This article examines pedagogical lessons derived from the learning theory embodied in commercially successfully video games and their link to reported increases in 'fluid intelligence' of student populations. The scholarly literature in this area is reviewed in order to elicit practical principles by which to guide the development of instructional video game modules for the teaching of economics. The authors' experiences in developing and pilot testing such a module, and in subsequently guiding student research efforts to develop an additional module, are then reviewed. The paper concludes that harnessing the benefits of video game technologies in the service o...
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free text keywords: Learning theory, Adventure, Role playing, Game design, Game Developer, Embodied cognition, Multimedia, computer.software_genre, computer, Instructional video, Game art design, Computer science
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publication . Article . 2010

Adventures in Learning: Creating Role Playing Video Games to Teach and Learn Economics

Catherine L. Lawson; Larry L. Lawson;