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Teaching children hygiene using problem based learning: The story telling approach to games based learning

Farrell, D; Kostkova, P; Lecky, D; McNulty, C; (2009) Teaching children hygiene using problem based learning: The story telling approach to games based learning. In: Cao, Y and Hannemann, A and Fernández Manjón, B and Göbel, S and Hockemeyer, C and Stefanakis, E, (eds.) STEG'09: Story-Telling and Educational Games: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Story-Telling and Educational Games (STEG'09). CEUR Workshop Proceedings: Aachen, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper discusses the design and implementation of a browser based game ("e-Bug Detectives") that teaches 13-15 year olds about hygiene, microbes and appropriate antibiotic use. Despite the recent interest in technology enhanced learning, there has been little investigation of how to develop design a game that teaches specific Learning Outcomes (LOs) using an established pedagogy. We demonstrate that Problem Based Learning (PBL) is an appropriate framework for games that aim to teach a number of disparate LOs. The introduction explains why it was necessary to create a bespoke game to satisfy the project's requirements. Section 2 presents the reasons behind choosing the adventure game genre and the PBL framework. Section 3 discusses the technical implementation of the game. The five stages of PBL are explained and mapped to the game in section 4. Finally, early evaluation results are presented and future work is discussed.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Teaching children hygiene using problem based learning: The story telling approach to games based learning
Event: 2nd International Workshop on Story-Telling and Educational Games (STEG'09)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-498/
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2009 for the individual papers by the papers' authors. Copying permitted for private and academic purposes. Re-publication of material from this volume requires permission by the copyright owners. This volume is published by its editors.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1470012
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