Share Paper: Development of a Gaming Instructional Material and Design Framework for “Exploration Activities” in Science

  1. Hodaka Taguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  2. Toshiki Matsuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tuesday, June 24 11:45 AM-12:15 PM B3118

Abstract: In Japanese upper secondary schools, students are required to perform “Exploration Activities” in science. However, it is doubtful whether these activities contribute to raising students’ interest in learning science or help foster a positive attitude toward utilizing the learning outcomes of science in daily life, because of teachers’ tendency to emphasize preparation for college entrance examinations and insufficient examples in government authorized textbooks. We believe that it is necessary to develop an appropriate example lesson and framework of instruction to cultivate students’ scientific problem-solving abilities for daily life. In this framework, we consider that students’ utilization of scientific ways of ...