Playful Experience in Health Literacy. Beyond Gamification and Serious Games

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Health literacy has become a priority for the well-being of individuals and society. Despite the implementation of public policies aimed at its formalization in the educational structure, and the promotion of technological development and the digital ecosystem, the new generations have not been actively involved. The incorporation of playful elements has a dynamic effect on literacy processes, promoting the development of skills and competencies that influence learning. Through a systematic review (PRISMA-P) of the scientific literature on health literacy and its relationship with games, this article provides a specific and structured synthesis of the empirical studies published in the last 10 years, identifying contributions and patterns between multidisciplinary contributions, with a particular focus on the combination between gamification and serious games. We concluded that immersion in a playful experience favors the emotional and cognitive learning of the player. The simulated reality of serious games and the gamification of activities can help understand health information, generating direct benefits through risk reduction, adoption of healthy habits and lifestyles.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaCommunication and Applied Technologies - Proceedings of ICOMTA 2022
EditoresPaulo Carlos López-López, Ángel Torres-Toukoumidis, Andrea De-Santis, Óscar Avilés, Daniel Barredo
EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Número de páginas15
ISBN (versión impresa)9789811963469
EstadoPublicada - 2023
Evento2022 International Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies ICOMTA 2022 - EC, Cuenca, Ecuador
Duración: 7 sep. 20229 sep. 2022

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NombreSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies


Conferencia2022 International Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies ICOMTA 2022
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