G.A.M.E. Games Autonomy Motivation & Education


Published in: Google Books > > Educational Games | Published on 26/Feb/2019 09:31

268 pages , Lulu.com , 2015-08-03
This thesis reviews and utilizes concepts from cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and game design to bring forth a number of design principles for educational games that may improve students' motivation to learn. Its main contribution is a novel approach to serious game design, namely envisioning play and learning as a restructuring practice. This change of perspective, from a formal game design approach (focused on rules and regulations) towards a more activity-centered approach (focused on process and style), may help designers to leverage the motivational potential of games, in order to make education more engaging to students.



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