The effect of surprising events in a serious game on learning mathematics

Abstract

The challenge in serious games is to improve the effectiveness of learning by stimulating relevant cognitive processes. In this paper, we investigate the potential of surprise in two experiments with prevocational students in the domain of proportional reasoning. Surprise involves an emotional reaction, but it also serves a cognitive goal as it directs… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12458

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