"Excellence Challenge": a gamification strategy to enhance the motivation of students in a public school in Colombia / "Jogo de Excelência": Uma estratégia de gamificação para melhorar a motivação dos alunos em uma escola pública na Colômbia

Samir Yardany Peña Rocha, Adriana Castro Camelo, Marisol Esperanza Cipagauta Moyano

Abstract


This mixed research focuses its objective on analyzing the role of gamification as a pedagogical and motivational strategy in the teaching process to eleventh grade students of a public institution in Colombia through the application of an academic game using Information and Communication Technologies with a sample of 48 students. This, after knowing that the lack of motivation is one of the factors that predominates in students today, hence the need for teachers to use more innovative and attractive pedagogical and didactic strategies. One of these strategies is gamification, the central axis of this research project.  The methodology used was based on the application of a pre-test, the adaptation of a game to the computer class and a post-test to analyze the qualitative and quantitative results of the research. The results found show that, when using a gamification strategy in the classroom, the teacher must be clear about the planning, implementation, follow-up and feedback; this last factor must be permanent since it is a dynamic process that requires continuous improvement. 

 

 


Keywords


Gamification, Motivation, Pedagogical strategies, Teaching processes, ICT.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.34117/bjdv7n6-613

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