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AASCIT Journal of Psychology  
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Gamification in Education
AASCIT Journal of Psychology
Vol.1 , No. 1, Publication Date: Sep. 22, 2015, Page: 5-8
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Authors
 
[1]    

Tina Marie Gonzales, Department of Psychology, Coastline Community College, California, USA.

 
Abstract
 

The purpose of this research is to provide how gaming mechanics, called gamification, can help engage students in education. The research looks at well-known gamification enthusiasts’ point-of-views, gamification models, and tools to create gamification. The research findings presented brings to light the lack of motivation problem in education. As education requires constant change in the way of teaching, gamification offers unique insight into intrinsic motivation. The findings presented may be useful in engaging student learning, not just by the memorization of facts, but by presenting a motivational educational environment.


Keywords
 

Gamification, Education, Engagement, Motivation, Psychology


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Gonzales, T. M. (2014, March 5). Gamification [Figure 1. Word Cloud. All text input & image created by Tina Marie Gonzales. Also featured on Braathe Enterprises.]. Retrieved from http://tagul.com/preview?id=284834@1 & name=Gamification.

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Gonzales, T. M. (2015, August 6). Gamification [Figure 3. Maslow, Pink, and Gamification Coming Together. Symbly Gamification Icons used. Image created by Tina Marie Gonzales].

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Gonzales, T. M. (2015, August 6). Gamification [Figure 5. Gaming Mechanics. All text input & image created by Tina Marie Gonzales].

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