Terra Nova toward Terra Firma: Data on games for science learning

Douglas B. Clark, Mario Martinez-Garza, Noel Enyedy, Constance Steinkuehler, Kurt Squire, Mingfong Jan, Daniel T. Hickey, Joshua Danish, Eun Ju Kwon, Michael K. Filsecker, Brian C. Nelson, Cynthia M. D'Angelo, Kent Slack, Younsu Kim, Cecile Foshee, Diane Jass Ketelhut, Catherine Schifter, Deepti Mudegowder, David Majerich, Melanie WillsAngela Shelton, Patrick McCormack, Tera Kane, Zoe Freeman, Eric Klopfer, Chuan Zhang, Judy Perry, Josh Sheldon, Jody Clarke-Midura, Eugenia Garduno

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Much enthusiasm but less data has often accompanied games for science learning. This session brings together several researchers who investigate the potential of games for science learning and invites audience members to consider the evidence, raise their own questions and concerns, and form their own conclusions regarding several current projects. This interactive symposium will combine a structured poster session with a discussion session led by Yasmin Kafai. In particular, the session explores three questions. Does the data support the claims that the games can effectively support valuable science learning? What types of skills, concepts, and processes do the games and virtual worlds most effectively teach? What other data could and should be collected to support more definitive claims?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010


Other9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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