The Importance Of Gamification In Education

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INTRODUCTION Motivation Academic motivation is an essential criterion for students in determining their success in instructional settings. A person is called motivated when there is willingness within him to do something. A person who shows no signs of impetus or enthusiasm thus labelled as unmotivated. While discussing the nature of motivation, Ryan and Deci, 2000 stressed that energy, direction, persistence and equifinality are the main concern of human motivation. They explained that motivation is often viewed as a singular concept and they argued it is not the case in every people where they are moved by different types of factors and outcomes. This gives birth to the more contemporary and refined micro-theory of Self Determination where…show more content…
One such intervention is gamification in education. Gamification is touted to favorably increase students’ intrinsic motivation in order to attain academic excellence. Many stakeholders and educationalist are backing gamification to take over the traditional rewarding system to keep students motivated in classrooms. Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Malaysian Higher Education recently raised an issue on how education must evolve and adapt according to fresh technology for a more competent and effective system with particular stress on gamification. He made it strong about the necessity of gamification as an instructional intervention in teaching and…show more content…
H7: There is significant difference in terms of motivation level of students between experimental group and control group in the post-test. RQ8: is there any significant difference in terms of performance level of students between experimental group and control group in the post-test? H8: There is significant difference in terms of performance level of students between experimental group and control group in the post-test. Significant of the study Teachers all over the world are persistently improving their pedagogical approaches in order to keep the students motivated and engaged in the classrooms. This study will inform teachers on how they can incorporate gamified learning in teaching and learning activities thus, helping the students glued to the instruction. Teachers will be able to know the effect of specific game design elements in promoting students’ intrinsic motivation and will be able take full advantage of it in pedagogy. Proper understanding of effect of game design elements will extend teachers’ knowledge in handling students’ motivation by giving importance to the three psychological needs discussed above. One spot-on masterstroke using gamification from a teacher will give intended results in terms of performance of the

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