April 2022
ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 8 Number: 1


Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde April 2022, ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 8  Number: 1, Article 2

EFFECTIVENESS OF MEMORY GAME ON
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF
PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Dr. R. SIVAKUMAR
ORCID: 0000-0003-4305-1628
Associate Professor
Department of Education
Annamalai University
Tamilnadu, INDIA
[email protected]

ABSTRACT

Gamification in education has become the focus of attention in recent years. While “gamification is the practice of using game design elements, game mechanics and game thinking in non-game activities to motivate participants”. Educational gamification is a teaching method that requires learners to participate in competitions according to preset rules. It has been an interdisciplinary and prevalent tool for educators to utilize in teaching in the past few years. The aim of this study was to find out the effectiveness of a memory game on academic performance of primary school students. The Experimental method was used for this study. The total sample was 80 students of IV standard. It consisted of 40 students in Control group and 40 students in Experimental group. The data were collected using appropriate tools and it was analyzed by t’ test. The finding is that the academic performance of experimental group Students were higher than the Control group Students. The results of the post test for the experimental group are so better than the controlled one which show that games have a good effect on improving the achievement for the primary stage and to create an interactive environment. It is recommended to use games since they are very effective especially for the primary stages in teaching and games are helpful for the teacher as a procedure for subject acquisition.

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