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Environmental education and engagement using a construction play computer game

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/05/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Roots Education Review
Issue number1
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)20-23
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Science Hunters is a university outreach project which engages children of all ages with learning about science and the environment using the popular computer game, Minecraft. A learner-centred constructivist approach using anchored instruction and constructionism and an immersive experience in the Minecraft virtual world all allow children to direct and consolidate their learning. As they learn, they gain a sense of expertise and ownership and an appreciation that science, ecology and botanical topics are ‘for them’.