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The art of gamification; teaching sustainability and system thinking by pervasive game development

Nordby, Anders; Øygardslia, Kristine; Sverdrup, Ulrik and Sverdrup, Harald LU (2016) In Electronic Journal of e-Learning 14(3). p.152-168
Abstract

In 2013 Hedmark University College conducted a research project where students from a game development project/study program developed and tested a Pervasive Game for learning as part of a class in System Thinking. The overall game goal was to teach Sustainability through System Thinking, and to give the students a real world experience with their game;. It was tested on 5th and 7th graders in elementary school, spending one school day in each of the classes. This article focuses on the design of the project: how the game was developed, how the children played it and how research was designed and data collected.

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Game development, Games and learning, Gamification, Pedagogy, Pervasive games, Sustainability, System thinking
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Electronic Journal of e-Learning
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14
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3
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17 pages
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Academic Publishing Limited
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  • scopus:84978864120
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English
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  author       = {Nordby, Anders and Øygardslia, Kristine and Sverdrup, Ulrik and Sverdrup, Harald},
  keyword      = {Game development,Games and learning,Gamification,Pedagogy,Pervasive games,Sustainability,System thinking},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {152--168},
  publisher    = {Academic Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Electronic Journal of e-Learning},
  title        = {The art of gamification; teaching sustainability and system thinking by pervasive game development},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2016},
}