Student Designed Games


Student Designed Games

By definition, student designed games is a process used in physical education where students create, organize, implement, practice, and refine their own games within certain limits presented by the teacher. These games are considered a major tool for enhancing student interest, and some have suggested they often bring forth more interest than do teacher-designed games.

Studies have been conducted in the U.S. and the U.K., seeking to determine the processes by which students go about designing their games, and detecting differences between students’ gender and skill level. The actual learning that has taken place during game design has also been a focus of research.

Methodologies have included action research, ethnographic field studies, and the use of wikis and other educational technologies during both instruction and data collection.

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