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Designing Circuit Warz: enhancing teachers' and students' creativity through problem-based games-based learning in the computer engineering classroom

Savin-Baden, Maggi and Callaghan, MJ (2016) Designing Circuit Warz: enhancing teachers' and students' creativity through problem-based games-based learning in the computer engineering classroom. International Journal of Creativity & Problem Solving (IJCPS), 26 (2). pp. 110-155. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This paper argues that as students are increasingly digitally tethered to powerful, ‘always on’ mobile devices, new models of engagement and creative approaches to teaching and learning in engineering are required. Therefore, this paper explores the use of gamification and problem-based learning in an educational setting to increase student engagement and creativity. This paper provides a practical example of using game mechanics and demonstrates how a commercial game engine, in this case, Unity3D, can be used to create simulations to teach advanced electronic and electrical circuit theory. The Circuit Warz project is introduced and it is used to illustrate the ways in which engineering education might be reimagined to create engaging student learning experiences that are problem-centred and pedagogically sound.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Problem-based learning, problem-based games-based learning, creativity, engineering, circuit theory, gamification
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:36653
Deposited By: Mr Michael Callaghan
Deposited On:14 Apr 2017 10:39
Last Modified:10 Jan 2019 15:12

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