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Children’s Preferred Learning Strategies in Video Games: A Preliminary Investigation
Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008
  • Karla R. Hamlen, Cleveland State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
This study explores preliminary evidence that children playing various genres of video games may choose to employ different learning strategies to improve at the games. It is important for educators to understand how children learn outside of school and in virtual worlds as this has implications for their classroom learning. 118 fourth- and fifth-grade students participated in this study. Chi-square tests of association revealed that video game genre was significantly related to strategy employed for two of the six learning strategies (p
Citation Information
Hamlen, K. (2008). Children’s preferred learning strategies in video games: A preliminary investigation. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 1096-1098). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.