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See detailTeaching Complex Problem Solving Through Digital Game Design
Akcaoglu, Mete; Sonnleitner, Philipp UL; Hodges, Carl et al

Scientific Conference (2016, April)

Problem solving is one of the most essential skills for individuals to be successful at their daily lives and careers. When problems become complex, solving them involves identifying relationships among a ... [more ▼]

Problem solving is one of the most essential skills for individuals to be successful at their daily lives and careers. When problems become complex, solving them involves identifying relationships among a multitude of interrelated variables, to achieve multiple different possible solutions. Teaching Complex Problem Solving (CPS) skills in formal education contexts is challenging. In this research, we examined if through an innovative game-design course middle school students improved in their CPS skills. Our results showed that students showed significant improvements in their CPS skills, especially in terms of system exploration, t(10) = 2.787, p = .019; system knowledge, t(10) = 2.437, p = .35; system application, t(10) = 2.472, p = .033. In addition, there was a statistically significant change in students’ interest for CPS after attending the GDL program, t(6) = 3.890, p = .008. We discuss implications regarding use of game-design tasks as contexts to teach CPS skills in formal and informal educational contexts. [less ▲]

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See detailGame Design as a Complex Problem Solving Process
Akcaoglu, Mete; Gutierrez, Antonio; Sonnleitner, Philipp UL et al

in Zheng, R.; Gardner, M. (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Serious Games for Educational Applications (2016)

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