Environmental education and engagement using a construction play computer game

Hobbs, Laura Kate and Stevens, Carly Joanne and Hartley, Jacquelyn (2018) Environmental education and engagement using a construction play computer game. Roots Education Review, 15 (1). pp. 20-23.

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Abstract

Science Hunters is a university outreach project which engages children of all ages with learning about science and the environment using the popular computer game, Minecraft. A learner-centred constructivist approach using anchored instruction and constructionism and an immersive experience in the Minecraft virtual world all allow children to direct and consolidate their learning. As they learn, they gain a sense of expertise and ownership and an appreciation that science, ecology and botanical topics are ‘for them’.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Roots Education Review
ID Code:
125864
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Deposited On:
26 Jul 2018 10:12
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
18 Sep 2020 04:16