Learning teamwork through a computer game : for the sake of performance or collaborative learning?
Riivari, E., Kivijärvi, M., & Lämsä, A.-M. (2021). Learning teamwork through a computer game : for the sake of performance or collaborative learning?. Educational technology research and development, 69(3), 1753-1771. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-021-10009-4
Published inEducational technology research and development
DisciplineOrganisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMJohtaminenKestävä liiketoiminta ja talous (painoala)Basic or discovery scholarshipOrganisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMManagement and LeadershipSustainable Business and Economy (focus area)Basic or discovery scholarship
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Our study examined using a computer-based learning game as a tool to facilitate teaching and learning teamwork skills. The game was applied to an undergraduate level human resource management course at a business school in Finland. We focused on students’ experiences and key learning outcomes of collaborative learning of teamwork skills through the game, and our analysis highlighted two key features of learning outcomes. First, the computer-based learning game promoted students’ self-reflection and evaluation of their individual team roles. Second, although the game taught students the importance of continuous information sharing in teamwork, their evaluation of team outcomes was performance driven; students predominantly took team efficiency as a sign of good teamwork. This case revealed the benefits and challenges of using computer-based learning games as a pedagogical tool. We identified what is required from lecturers and students for the game to be successful, and how team values other than performance could be learned through the game. ...
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Additional information about fundingOpen access funding provided by University of Jyväskylä (JYU). The authors declare that this research has not received any kind of funding from any institution or individual.
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