Title

Using an educational game to learn: are there any gender differences between pre-service teachers?

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future: Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2010

Publication Date

2010

First Page

684

Last Page

689

Publisher

ASCILITE

Abstract

This article discusses an exploratory study that aimed to examine the gender differences between female and male student teachers who played an educational game to learn programming concepts. In this study, we adopted a self-made educational game called "Simulator". Eighteen females and fifteen males have finished playing a level of the Simulator. Female participants spent more time in the Simulator but their scores were lower. The findings call for larger and longer research studies and perhaps a re-design of the Simulator to make it more appealing to females when using an educational game to learn programming.

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2010 Eugenia M. W. Ng.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781742720166

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Recommended Citation

Ng, E. M. W. (2010). Using an educational game to learn: Are there any gender differences between pre-service teachers? In C.H. Steel, M.J. Keppell, P. Gerbic & S. Housego (Eds.), Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future: Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2010 (pp.684-689). Retrieved from http://ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney10/procs/Ng-full.pdf