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Education Development Center

Digital Games as Analogical Sources for Science Learning

NSF Awards: 1252382

2016 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8

How can we help teachers leverage students’ interest in digital games to enhance science instruction? This video presents a project that investigates whether analogy mapping is an effective technique for helping middle school students learn challenging science concepts. Using recordings of classroom instruction, interviews with researchers and teachers, this video explores the digital games and instructional technique while explaining the research planning and implementation.

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