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The effect of a serious game on teachers' awareness and attitude about giftedness

Markus, Tessa (2018) The effect of a serious game on teachers' awareness and attitude about giftedness.

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Abstract:Teachers often have limited knowledge of giftedness. This leads to low awareness of the problems of gifted children in the educational setting and may also lead to negative attitudes of the teachers towards these children. This results in poor teaching methods that harm the development of gifted children and also can cause psychological problems. In the context of this study, a pre- and posttest design was used to test whether a serious game was able to improve awareness and attitude in the 11 participants who consisted of teacher trainees, pre- and in-service teachers. Results showed that the serious game was not entirely able to change awareness and attitude. However, the study has shown how beneficial teachers thought the game could be to reflect on own beliefs and skills and that the game was inducing the wish to be more professional. Future research should investigate whether the wish for professionalization would indeed be implemented by those who made this wish.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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