Participatory gaming simulation as a science communication arena

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Abstract

Participatory gaming simulation that is used for science communication at the science café or science workshop is a powerful technique for understanding the specialized scientific knowledge. In general, there is a short talk by an invited speaker on a new or controversial science-related topic at the science café. And followed by a discussion, the audience gets the chance to ask any questions they may have. However, the audiences, who are ordinary citizens, don't have enough technical knowledge about the topics, so it is not easy to understand the complicated scientific issues. To help solve the problem, we have been working to develop participatory gaming simulation as educational communication tools. In this paper, we report the findings of an analysis of a science communication trial using participatory gaming simulation that deals with global warming.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICCE 2008
Subtitle of host publication16th International Conference on Computers in Education
Pages363-367
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event16th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2008 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2008 Oct 272008 Oct 31

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICCE 2008: 16th International Conference on Computers in Education

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2008
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period08/10/2708/10/31

Keywords

  • Citizenship education
  • Participatory gaming
  • Science communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Hishiyama, R. (2008). Participatory gaming simulation as a science communication arena. In Proceedings - ICCE 2008: 16th International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 363-367). (Proceedings - ICCE 2008: 16th International Conference on Computers in Education).