Keywords: gamification in education, educational environment, game tools, computer game, distance education, psychological features


The article is devoted to the analysis, comprehensive assessment and characteristics of the theoretical and practical principles of gamification in education. The relevance of the study is caused by the urgent need to find effective means of distance education in the context of external challenges of recent years (distance education in the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the full-scale russian invasion of  Ukraine), as well as the general trend of the transition of developed countries from traditional established forms of education to new, digitalized forms. The key goal of the research is to analyze the potential of gamification of the educational environment as an innovative learning technology. Research methods used: analysis of literary sources, analysis and synthesis, comparison, dialectical method, abstraction and concretization, generalization, system analysis, method of considering psychological phenomena. As a result of the conducted research, the definition of the term "gamification in education" is given, which means the use in the educational process of game tools, approaches and practices inherent in modern games using information and computer technologies (computer, mobile, online games) with the aim of motivating and strengthening the cognitive activity of students and ensuring their greater involvement into the educational process. The positive aspects of gamification of the educational environment (impact on the motivational sphere and interest in learning) and negative consequences (restriction of direct communication between students of education, excessive use of computers) are characterized. The main components of gamification are defined: dynamics, mechanics, aesthetics and social interaction. The most effective gamification mechanics in the educational environment are characterized: achievement, appointment dynamic, bonuses, community, countdown, discovery, ownership, levels, their advantages and disadvantages are highlighted. The psychological context of gamification of the educational environment has been established. The cognitive, emotional and social components of the psychological potential of gamification in education are characterized.


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HnedinaK., & NahornyiP. (2023). THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL BASICS OF GAMIFICATION IN EDUCATION. Journal of Information Technologies in Education (ITE), (52), 7-19.