Understanding Emotional Engagement Amongst Primary School Children for Designing Gamification in Learning

Ahmad Rizal Ahmad Rodzuan, and Azlina Ahmad, and Nazlena Mohamad Ali, and A. Imran Nordin, (2018) Understanding Emotional Engagement Amongst Primary School Children for Designing Gamification in Learning. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (3). pp. 1599-1602.

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Abstract

Student engagement is an essential element for students to perform well in their studies. This paper focuses on one specific type of student engagement called the emotional engagement. The aim is to investigate whether student’s emotional engagement influences their academic performance. In addition, this paper explores how gamification can be used to help educators to increase student’s emotional engagement in learning. In this study, we measure student’s emotional engagement level based on their academic performance. We also recorded their feedback on gamification elements that they prefer during the lesson. The outcome indicates that there is no significant effect of emotional engagement on student performance. We argue that this could be caused by the instrument used in the study. The instrument is widely used by the western researchers, and its implementation in the Asian settings such as in Malaysia could be different due to the local values, principles, syllabus and the education system. However, the students responded well on some of the gamification elements, showing a positive direction for us to apply gamification technique in the classroom. More work is needed to be done to identify factors that can enhance student’s emotional engagement in learning, as well as to explore the benefits of gamification in learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Emotional Engagement, Gamification, Primary School
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Computing and Informatics
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 23:37
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 23:37
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/24545

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