Fostering science teachers' design for inquiry-based learning by using a serious game

Petros Lameras*, Maggi Savin-Baden, Panagiotis Petridis, Ian Dunwell, Fotis Liarokapis

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Abstract

There is wide consensus internationally amongst scientific communities that Inquiry-Based Learning can be employed to foster acquisition of clearly defined, 'certain' knowledge such as the conceptual foundations of a scientific discipline. Alternatively, it can be used to engage students with uncertainty, multiple perspectives and contestation through exploration of scientific problems. In order to enact inquiry-based learning effectively, science teachers need to be aware of how to design inquiry-based learning activities and the most effective ways of facilitating inquiry-based learning in the classroom. This paper, presents Sim AULA, a serious game for helping science teachers to create engaging activities for involving students in inquiry-based quests. The paper proposes a cyclical model comprising seven inquiry steps or phases and translates these steps into practical inquiry-based activities performed in the serious game. Sim AULA's overarching architecture is presented in the context of the in-game inquiry-based learning activities, which will be implemented and evaluated in a number of schools across Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014
PublisherIEEE
Pages222-226
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479940387
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2014
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 7 Jul 20149 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period7/07/149/07/14

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  • inquiry-based learning
  • science
  • serious games
  • teacher training

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Lameras, P., Savin-Baden, M., Petridis, P., Dunwell, I., & Liarokapis, F. (2014). Fostering science teachers' design for inquiry-based learning by using a serious game. In Proceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014 (pp. 222-226). [6901443] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2014.71
Lameras, Petros ; Savin-Baden, Maggi ; Petridis, Panagiotis ; Dunwell, Ian ; Liarokapis, Fotis. / Fostering science teachers' design for inquiry-based learning by using a serious game. Proceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014. IEEE, 2014. pp. 222-226
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Lameras P, Savin-Baden M, Petridis P, Dunwell I, Liarokapis F. Fostering science teachers' design for inquiry-based learning by using a serious game. In Proceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014. IEEE. 2014. p. 222-226. 6901443 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2014.71