Title

Children’s Preferred Learning Strategies in Video Games: A Preliminary Investigation

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 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

Original Citation

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.