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Pre-Service Teachers’ Experiences on the Development of Educational Science Board Games

Show simple item record Botes, Wiets 2023-09-11T10:54:15Z 2023-09-11T10:54:15Z 2022
dc.identifier.issn 2468-4368
dc.description.abstract The expectation is that pre-service teachers that are specializing in the teaching of primary school natural science, ought to make use of teaching approaches that will allow them to engage learners in a joyful yet meaningful science learning experience. One such teaching approach to be considered is regarded as board game-based teaching. This paper investigated how natural science pre-service teachers experienced the development of educational science board games. This study draws on a conceptual understanding of game-based education, which allows for the integration of topics within board game mechanics, board game aesthetics and board game thinking. This qualitative case study considered a focus-group discussion and photo-voice methodology as data collection techniques to capture the pre-service teachers’ experiences on the development of educational science board games. Findings from the study revealed how their engagement in the development of educational science board games had an impact on their personal skill development, their professional teacher development, their development of pedagogical content knowledge,as well as their development of applicable assessment methodology that relates to the teaching of the subject natural science. On the other hand, issues surrounding the learning objectives, the complex design processes,and the lack of relevant materials available to develop the educational science board games were viewed in a less positive light. Findings from the study suggest that science teacher education programmes should be intentional in shaping pre-service teachers’ skills to develop educational board games that would complement the quality of their science teaching practice. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Lectito Journals en_US
dc.subject educational science board games, board game-based teaching approach, natural science education, natural science pre-service teachers, natural science pre-service teacher development en_US
dc.title Pre-Service Teachers’ Experiences on the Development of Educational Science Board Games en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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