Playing it Safe: Approaching Science Safety Awareness through Computer Game-Based Training

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Miliszewska, Iwona and Sztendur, Ewa M (2011) Playing it Safe: Approaching Science Safety Awareness through Computer Game-Based Training. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 8. pp. 37-47. ISSN 1547-5840 (print) 1547-5867 (online)

Abstract

Safety is a critical component of any workplace. Within the Science area it is especially important to train students in appropriate safe work practices, as they might be exposed to toxic chemicals, hazardous biological material, and potentially dangerous instrumentation. However, it is often difficult to develop the essential safety awareness, knowledge, and skills in students. This article reports on an innovative approach to lab safety training: the development of an interactive computer game to serve as a lab safety tutorial for science students. The article presents the rationale for the development of the game, outlines its features, and discusses the potential application of the game across the educational sector.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7870
Official URL http://iisit.org/Vol8/IISITv8p037-047Miliszewska27...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > SEO Classification > 9302 Teaching and Instruction
Keywords ResPubID22790, computer game, computer-based training, safety awareness, science laboratory, science safety
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