Design and evaluation framework for relevant chemistry-related educational card and board games

  • Maiju Tuomisto Unit of Chemistry Teacher Education, Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki
  • Maija Aksela Unit of Chemistry Teacher Education, Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki

Abstract

During the 21st century, new generations of both commercial board games and digital games have appeared, and in their wake, game-based learning has been extensively studied in recent years. There has also been some research on and development of card and board games for learning chemistry. Most of this research has been conducted in the field of regular and educational digital games. Many different classification, evaluation and assessment frameworks and tools are available for digital games. Few have been developed for card or board games, but many general rules for good educational games have been offered in research articles. Based on a literature review, a novel design and evaluation framework for card and board games for chemistry education on the lower secondary level has been developed. The aim of this framework is to help designers and teachers to design new educational card and board games, to support them in evaluating the viability of already existing chemistry-related educational games and instructing them in supporting student learning with a game.

Published
2015-09-30
Section
Articles

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