Share Paper: Promoting Teachers’ Identity Exploration: The Way Forward in Teacher Education for Game-Based Learning

  1. Mamta Shah, Drexel University, United States
  2. Aroutis Foster, Drexel University, United States
Wednesday, March 28 2:15-2:45 PM Whitney

Abstract: This mixed-methods study reports preliminary findings from Games, Science, and Identity Change- a year-long professional development (PD) undertaken to develop pre-service teachers’ (a) knowledge and skills to facilitate identity exploration through game-based learning (GBL); and (b) professional identities as teachers who adopt GBL as an instructional approach in the future The study was undertaken as part of an ongoing NSF CAREER project awarded to develop and test processes to support identity exploration through GBL (Author, 2014) Projective Reflection (PR) served as the theoretical model to frame learning as identity exploration and change in digital worlds (Author, 2017) The Game Network ...