Understanding Teachers' Design Thinking in Designing Game-Based Activities

Mingfong Jan, Wan Lin Yang

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Abstract

There is a need to reframe teachers' roles from content area experts to that of learning experience designers because of 21st century teaching challenges. As learning experience designers, teachers help students develop 21st century competencies via guided cognitive and social participation in designed learning activities such as games and gamified activities. In this qualitative case study, we explore teachers' design thinking in designing a lesson plan that involves the use of a card game designed for complex system understanding. Six teachers' thoughts about learning activity design are unpacked via the following activities: playing a card game, crafting a game-based lesson plan, and reporting their design thinking via semi-structural interviews. We discuss similarities in the teachers' views on game-based learning and the structure of their designed lessons, as well as implications of the study. This baseline study helps us map out how teachers think about learning experience design. Such understanding is critical for developing teachers as designers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages312-317
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538674475
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2018
Event7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018 - Yonago, Japan
Duration: 8 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018

Conference

Conference7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYonago
Period8/07/1813/07/18

Keywords

  • 21st century learning
  • Game-based pedagogy
  • Learning experience design thinking
  • Teacher professional development

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