Using Exergames in Teaching: Pre-service Teachers’ Experience, Belief, and Comfort Level

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  1. Lin Lin and Tao Zhang, University of North Texas, United States

Tuesday, March 8 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Location: Hermitage B

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Abstract: In this paper, we investigated pre-service teachers’ experience, personal comfort and their attitudes towards using exergames, particularly Wii Sports, in their future classrooms. Ninety-seven college students who plan to be K12 teachers participated in the study. Data included surveys, exergaming experiments, reflective journals, and field observation notes. Findings indicated that the pre-service teachers had little prior experience playing Wii Sports. However, most were comfortable playing Wii sports in classrooms and considered it beneficial to incorporate Wii Sports in teaching. The participants also raised concerns, challenges, and resources necessary to effectively incorporate Wii Sports in teaching. Details are discussed in the paper.


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