Game Design with Pocket Code: Providing a Constructionist Environment for Girls in the School Context

Publikation: KonferenzbeitragPaperForschungBegutachtung

Abstract

The widespread use of mobile phones is changing how learning takes place in many disciplines
and contexts. As a scenario in a constructionist learning environment, students are given powerful
tools to create games using their own ideas. In the “No One Left Behind” (NOLB) project we will
study through experimental cycles whether the use of mobile game design has an impact on
learning, understanding, and retention of knowledge for students at risk of social exclusion. We
will use the mobile learning app Pocket Code with partner schools in three countries: Austria,
Spain, and the UK. This paper focuses on the Austrian pilot, which is exploring gender inclusion
in game creation within an educational environment. We first study differences in game creation
between girls and boys. This study that started in September 2015, will help teachers to integrate
Pocket Code effectively into their courses. For future studies an enhanced school version of
Pocket Code will be designed using the results and insights gathered at schools with pupils and
teachers.
Originalspracheenglisch
Seiten111 - 118
Seitenumfang8
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Feb 2016
VeranstaltungConstructionism: in Action - Bangkok, Thailand
Dauer: 1 Feb 20165 Feb 2016
http://e-school.kmutt.ac.th/constructionism2016

Konferenz

KonferenzConstructionism
LandThailand
OrtBangkok
Zeitraum1/02/165/02/16
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learning
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learning environment
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Spain
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gender
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Schlagwörter

  • Pocket Code
  • social game experience
  • game creation
  • game design
  • soical inclusion
  • programming
  • mobile learning
  • constructionsm
  • constructivism
  • girls

Dies zitieren

Game Design with Pocket Code : Providing a Constructionist Environment for Girls in the School Context. / Petri, Anja Christin; Schindler, Christian; Slany, Wolfgang; Spieler, Bernadette.

2016. 111 - 118 Beitrag in Constructionism, Bangkok, Thailand.

Publikation: KonferenzbeitragPaperForschungBegutachtung

Petri, AC, Schindler, C, Slany, W & Spieler, B 2016, 'Game Design with Pocket Code: Providing a Constructionist Environment for Girls in the School Context' Beitrag in Constructionism, Bangkok, Thailand, 1/02/16 - 5/02/16, S. 111 - 118.
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