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Title: In stable orbit: An initial assessment of dispositional changes arising from learning using the citizenship education videogame Space Station Leonis
Authors: Lim, Kenneth Yang Teck
Chee, Yam San
Keywords: Game-based learning
Citizenship education
Space Station Leonis
Issue Date: Nov-2007
Citation: Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2007), Hiroshima, Japan, 5 – 9 November 2007
Abstract: This paper presents an initial analysis of data obtained from an implementation of citizenship education using the videogame Space Station Leonis in two Singapore classrooms. The paper highlights the importance of citizenship education today and describes how game environments can be used to foster identity construction as part of the broader agenda of citizenship education in Singapore. The data presented comprises a series of t-tests which were run between pre- and post-test questionnaires on attitudes related to civic consciousness and citizehsnhip administered to seventy-seven students who participated in the design intervention. Analysis of the results suggests that such participation can result in significant and positive changes in attitudes of relevance to various aspects of citizenship.
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