Game Based Learning in Nursing - An Innovative Strategy
Safeena Beevi SS1* and Om Prakash Veragi2
1Associate Professor, College of Nursing, JNMCH, Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Tutor, College of Nursing, JNMCH, Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, India
Published: January 21, 2023
Games have been used as a part of teaching learning process in the ancient time, since 3500 B.C. Till now gaming was not officially incorporated in nursing curriculum in India but after 1980’s in European countries has been included video games as a substitute to conventional lecture method.
Adopting a new strategy in methods of teaching is not so easy and many of the nurse educators are typically slow to adopt new innovations in curriculum, even though game-based learning (GBL) is considered to be easy and convenient for enhancing learning skills, decision making and developing critical thinking skills. Research findings had showed that video games in nursing education had reported many potential benefits to nursing students to enhance academic growth. The main aim of this review is to identify the advantages of GBL in nursing curriculum and to check how educational games are useful in this current scenario.
Keywords: Critical thinking; Game based learning; Virtual class room; Video games; Nursing curriculum