Childhood Violence Prevention Education Using Video Games
Leonard Fontana, Broward Community College, United States ; Adela Beckerman, Nova Southeastern University, United States
ITCE Volume 2004, Number 1, ISSN 1522-8185 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
This article describes a project that incorporated interactive technology to teach violence prevention knowledge and skills to second grade students. The educational video games presented lessons consisting of animated characters in a story, accompanied by a number of exercises. The research issue was whether students would develop an appreciation and proficiency in the prosocial knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes about behaviors emphasized in the interactive technology materials. Empirical data collected on the students at pretest and posttest indicated change in student knowledge, attitudes and beliefs in alignment with the sought-after learning objectives.
Fontana, L. & Beckerman, A. (2004). Childhood Violence Prevention Education Using Video Games. Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2004(1), 49-62. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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