CUKUROVA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATION JOURNAL, vol.50, no.2, pp.1367-1396, 2021 (ESCI)
This study was carried out to determine students' perceptions of the educational game method applied in teaching the subject of "Matter and Change", where they have learning problems. The case study method was used in the study. The participant group consists of six fifth grade students studying in central and rural areas of Erzurum. Unstructured observation, student diaries and semi-structured interviews were used as data collection tools. Content analysis method was used in the analysis of the data. At the end of research it was seen that the educational game method facilitates students' learning, is sufficient in terms of knowledge and concept teaching, provides meaningful learning, increases the motivation of learning by increasing interest and desire, developing a positive attitude towards the lesson, teacher and school, reduces fear and learning anxiety, improves social skills such as working together, helping each other, and tolerance. As a result, it was found that students' perceptions of the educational game method are positive.