Title GAMIFICATION AS A TECHNIQUE FOR ACQUIRING SOCIAL SKILLS
Authors Fernandez-Arias, Pablo, ORDOÑEZ OLMEDO, EVA, Vergara-Rodriguez, Diego, Isabel Gomez-Vallecillo, Ana, ORDOÑEZ OLMEDO, EVA
External publication No
Means Prism. Soc.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 3
Area International
Publication date 01/10/2020
ISI 000585353000017
Abstract Although the term gamification has its origin in unforgettable times, when people achieved goals through games, currently this technique has become one of the most used in this global and digital society. From a deterministic perspective, gamification allows users to obtain results based on the objectives set, thanks to three fundamental factors: (i) the creation of a consistent user experience; (ii) the achievement of challenges; and (iii) reward and growth. Gamification is a creative and multidisciplinary technique, which also presents a series of substantial advantages for today's society, such as, for example, the possibility of acquiring skills demanded by a society increasingly aware of fundamental issues such as gender equality, environmental conservation or community development. Through the review of the scientific literature on gamification in the social sciences and the technique of correlational study, this article develops a theoretical framework so that, through the elements of gamification, any subject can acquire and develop the social skills necessary and demanded in today's society.
Keywords Gamification; skills; society; training; serious play; development
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