Share Paper: A Case Study on 21st Century Skills Development Through a Computer Based Maths Game

  1. Nour El Mawas, National College of Ireland, Ireland
  2. Michael Bradford, National College of Ireland, Ireland
  3. Josephine Andrews, National College of Ireland, Ireland
  4. Pramod Pathak, National College of Ireland, Ireland
  5. Cristina Hava Muntean, National College of Ireland, Ireland
Thursday, June 28 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Jordaan 1

Abstract: The new technology developments that are emerging on the market demand re-skilling and updating competencies thus enabling people to adapt to new expectations in the 21st century workplace and life. Therefore, the education system should also prepare learners for lifelong learning through development of 21st century skills. Recent research on mathematics education also shows that for many students, math is not considered an easy subject and students are facing difficulties in developing logical thinking and problem solving skills. This paper introduces “Count With Me!”, a novel educational computer based video game that teaches maths concepts. An investigation on how the ...