Boyan, A., & Sherry, J. L. (2011). The Challenge in Creating Games for Education: Aligning Mental Models With Game Models. Child Development Perspectives, 5(2), 82-87.
Abstract: Recently, there has been a great deal of interest in the use of video games for education because of the high level of engagement of players. This article blends research on game engagement from the media flow perspective with current pedagogical theory to advance 2 core design principles for a model educational game design: model matching and layering.