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Cilt 8, Sayı 2  2020/Sonbahar  (ISSN: 2147-8007, E-ISSN: )
Merve SAYLIK, Levent MERCİN

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1615958783 INVESTIGATION OF ETUDE AND EXERCISE BOOKS THE ROLE OF GAME DESIGN IN RAISING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS OF 8-12-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN

Environment is one of the most important issues that concern all livings. However, the environment, which has been consumed rapidly by people after the industrial revolution, is now facing extinction in patches and mostly pollution. Today, environmental problems have become a serious problem that threatens the world. In fact, the concerns about the near and distant future are that environmental problems will affect all livings even more negatively. Game is one of the important methods that support the development of children for centuries and can contribute to their learning easily. Early ages are the periods when children are most open to learning. Researches show that games play a big role in child development. This indicates that the game method can be used as an educational tool in education. From this point of view, it is understood that the game method and relevant tools can also be used to raise environmental awareness as it can be used in all fields. The game design increases the interest and motivation in raising awareness and provides the memorability of what is learned. This study examines the contribution of game design to raising environmental awareness. Accordingly, an example of computer-aided game was developed to raise environmental awareness in individuals in their early childhood period based on the data obtained. The data and form of game design were produced by the researchers. Based on the data obtained in the process of study, solution recommendations were developed for the researchers who will conduct a similar study in a way that they can follow when designing a game and adapt the game to older age groups.

Keywords: Environment, environmental awareness, sustainability, design, game design