Educational Game Design Training Module on Newton’s Laws for Secondary School Physics Teachers: A Need Analysis for Module Development (68569)

Session Information: Teaching and Learning
Session Chair: David Santandreu Calonge

Sunday, 28 May 2023 13:40
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

Well-designed educational games are effective in enhancing students' learning, motivation and the development of 21st-century skills. However, studies showed that teachers have less exposure and insufficient knowledge and skills in designing educational games. This study was conducted to determine the need for a module development to facilitate secondary school Physics teachers in creating their educational games and implementing game-based learning (GBL) in teaching Newton's laws and the module's requirements and design features. The challenges that secondary school Physics teachers faced while teaching Newton's laws were also identified. A quantitative research approach was used in this study, where an online survey was administered to all the secondary school Physics teachers in Malaysia. A total of 338 Physics teachers were recruited through stratified sampling. Data was analysed through descriptive statistics. The findings showed a high demand (96.5%) for the development of the module. The major challenge faced was the lack of experience teaching Newton's laws using the GBL approach. Teachers required a module consisting of readily available educational games that could enhance students learning and interest and have appropriate resources and materials to take on GBL for teaching and learning Newton's laws. The module will be designed based on the suggested features using multi-colour with graphical and point-form content and presented in comic form. It is essential to develop modules that meet the users' needs. Hence, the collected data are valuable for developing the module in the next phase to help teachers create good educational games for teaching Newton's laws.

Jie Ying Low, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia
Balamuralithara Balakrishnan, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia
Mohd Ikhwan Hadi Yaacob, Sultan idris Education University, Malaysia

About the Presenter(s)
Jie Ying is a PhD postgraduate from Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia. Her field of study is Physics Education. She is interested in game-based learning and teachers' professional development.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00