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Creativity and game-based learning
University of South Wales .
Volgograd State Technical University .
University of Macedonia .
Cardiff University .
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2017 (English)In: In procedings of the 9th Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Creativity is an action and has its roots embedded within the human beings.  It follows that creativity is also a human capability.  Furthermore, teachers are required to use creativity and teaching methods in a creative manner.  This paper will approach teacher creativity and student creativity in learning programming through game-based learning.  Game-based learning itself involves high order skills such as: problem solving, critical thinking and creativity.  Computer programming is a very difficult subject and students face challenges in learning programming.  There are a few strategies used in programming courses in Higher Education: learning to program by playing games, learning programming through game development and learning to program by the development of games for learning programming.  This study conducted a comparative analysis.  Further, data was collected by course evaluation and discussions with students and teachers.  Findings indicate that the three approaches are beneficial for learning programming and have also a beneficial impact on student academic performance and increase student motivation. The authors recommended a combination of these three approaches with a traditional design for students enrolled on programming course.  Finally, the authors designed a Model of learning for students enrolled on programming courses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
Programming Education, Game-Based Learning, Creativity, Motivation
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-31313ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-31313DiVA: diva2:1129437
Conference
EDULEARN, 9th Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies 3-5 July, 2017, Barcelona
Available from: 2017-08-03 Created: 2017-08-03 Last updated: 2017-08-24Bibliographically approved

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