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Allan Hansen

Can Autobiographical Memories Create Better Learning? The Case of a Scary Game

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  • Datalogisk Institut
  • Psykologisk Institut
We all have a few distinctive memories from school – fond or horrid, close or distant, from class or from recess. But because our minds tend to conserve space and only register new and unusual information, most days and lessons just dissolve into a blur. Therefore, autobiographical memories are usually a poor indication of what anyone has learned in school. Here, we attempt to conceptualize the interplay between dramatic experience and conceptual learning in terms of memory processes. We present a scary Mobile Urban Drama (Hansen et al. 2008, 2011), “The Chosen Ones”, designed to teach 7-9th graders science in the great outdoors. Using theories of how episodic and semantic memory formats interact, we ask if the memorability of the game, also have an influence on how players retain the kind of fact-based information that our schools are so fond of testing.
TitelProceedings of ECGBL 2011. The 5th European Conference on Games Based Learning
RedaktørerDimitris Gouscos , Michalis Meimaris
Antal sider8
ISBN (trykt)978-1-908272-18-8
StatusUdgivet - 2011
Begivenhed5th European Conference on Games Based Learning - Athens, Grækenland
Varighed: 20 okt. 201121 okt. 2011


Konference5th European Conference on Games Based Learning

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