Primary school students’ perceptions of scaffolding in digital game-based learning in mathematics

Liping Sun, Heli Ruokamo, Pirkko Siklander, Baoping Li, Keith Devlin

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Abstract

The present study explores approaches to teacher scaffolding in digital game-based learning in primary mathematics classrooms as well as the effects on students’ perceptions of learning in a digital game in which scaffolding was provided. A total of 141 primary school students and four mathematics teachers participated in the experiment, and qualitative data were collected through classroom observations and student interviews. The results identified whole-class and one-to-one scaffolding strategies, both of which had an important effect on students’ learning activities and perceptions of mathematics in the context of digital games in primary education.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100457
JournalLearning, Culture and Social Interaction
Volume28
Early online date2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Scaffolding
  • Digital game-based learning
  • Mathematics
  • Primary education

Field of science

  • Media education

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