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Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 79;

Effects of Game-Based Instruction on the Results of Primary School Children Taking a Natural Science Course

The Graduate Institute of Design Science, Tatung University, No. 40, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei 10452, Taiwan
Department of Technology Application and Human Resource Development, National Taiwan Normal University, No.162, He-Ping East Road Sec1, Taipei 10610, Taiwan
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Received: 14 March 2019 / Revised: 8 April 2019 / Accepted: 10 April 2019 / Published: 12 April 2019
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This study explored the effects of scenario simulation games and e-textbooks on the learning outcomes of elementary school students. The study subjects were 60 primary school students classified into two groups: The experimental group was provided with scenario simulation course materials, and the control group received e-textbook materials. The learning outcomes were compared between the two groups, which were further divided by ability level and gender. The female subjects in the experimental group showed slightly less improvement than the experimental group males, who showed significantly greater improvement than the female control group subjects. Use of the e-textbook had a less positive effect on learning outcomes than the scenario simulation game-based instruction. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-textbook; game-based instruction; gender; scenario simulation e-textbook; game-based instruction; gender; scenario simulation

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Chen, M.-H.; Tsai, S.-T.; Chang, C.-C. Effects of Game-Based Instruction on the Results of Primary School Children Taking a Natural Science Course. Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 79.

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