The role of disposition to critical thinking in digital game-based learning

  • Manuel Gentile Institute for Educational Technology - National Research Council of Italy http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6288-0830
  • Giuseppe Città Institute of Educational Technology - National Research Council of Italy http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6090-0276
  • Salvatore Perna Institute of Educational Technology - National Research Council of Italy
  • Alessandro Signa Institute of Educational Technology - National Research Council of Italy
  • Valentina Dal Grande Institute of Educational Technology - National Research Council of Italy
  • Simona Ottaviano Institute of Educational Technology - National Research Council of Italy
  • Dario La Guardia Institute of Educational Technology - National Research Council of Italy
  • Mario Allegra Institute of Educational Technology - National Research Council of Italy
Keywords: Spaced Learning, Disposition to Critical Thinking, Serious Game

Abstract

The relationship between the development of 21st-century skills and game-based learning is a field to explore. Among the 21-st century skills, critical thinking is one of the most analyzed skills. This study aims to deepen the relationship between learning and disposition to critical thinking (DCT) in the context of Serious Games (SGs). In particular, starting from the evidence of previous work, that highlighted a positive effect of the DCT on game performance, this study analyzes how the DCT also affects the explicit learning gained by the players. This work highlights that the DCT has a crucial role in explicit knowledge acquisition and how the improvement of game performance is a direct consequence of DCT through a path analysis methodology.

Published
2019-09-20
How to Cite
Gentile, M., Città, G., Perna, S., Signa, A., Dal Grande, V., Ottaviano, S., La Guardia, D., & Allegra, M. (2019). The role of disposition to critical thinking in digital game-based learning. International Journal of Serious Games, 6(3), 51-63. https://doi.org/10.17083/ijsg.v6i3.316
Section
GaLA Conf 2018 Special Issue

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