The Effect of Disposition to Critical Thinking on Playing Serious Games

  • Manuel GentileEmail author
  • Giuseppe Città
  • Salvatore Perna
  • Alessandro Signa
  • Francesco Reale
  • Valentina Dal Grande
  • Simona Ottaviano
  • Dario La Guardia
  • Mario Allegra
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11385)


This research is a first attempt to investigate the relationship between students’ Disposition toward Critical Thinking (DCT) and their learning while engaging in the uManager serious game aimed at fostering the entrepreneurial mindset. Specifically, we will try to seek if the students’ DCT influences their game-playing. To this aim, the uManager game was renewed to directly include game mechanics able to support the processes that are at the base of critical thinking like clarifying meaning, analyzing arguments, evaluating evidence. This paper shows the results of a trial conducted with 92 students of the 12th grade.


Disposition to critical thinking Serious games Entrepreneurship education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Gentile
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giuseppe Città
    • 1
  • Salvatore Perna
    • 1
  • Alessandro Signa
    • 1
  • Francesco Reale
    • 1
  • Valentina Dal Grande
    • 1
  • Simona Ottaviano
    • 1
  • Dario La Guardia
    • 1
  • Mario Allegra
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Educational TechnologyNational Research Council of ItalyPalermoItaly

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