Authors : Ong Dee Jean
Page Nos : 12-21
This research examines how an intensive training workshop contributes to in-service primary science teachers’ development and implementation of game-based learning in nutrition topic for Grade 6 students. A multi-case study was applied. Three in-service primary science teachers from two primary schools in Samut Sakorn and one from Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand participated in the intensive training workshop. Data collection included workshop and classroom observation, individual interview, group meeting, CoRe worksheet, 2-days intensive training workshop and classroom implementation video-recorded with camcorders to capture teachers’ development and implementation of game-based learning in nutrition topic for Grade 6 students. The constant comparative method for within-case analysis and cross-case analysis was used. The results showed that in-service primary science teachers increased understanding about game-based learning and, to some extent, showed their ability to implement game-based learning in teaching about nutrition topic for Grade 6 students. The created intensive training helps the participating in-service primary science teachers develop their understanding and ability to teach the nutrition topic with game-based learning.