ERIC Number: ED031766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Two Simulation Games on the Opinions and Attitudes of Selected Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Students. Report Number 42.
Cohen, Karen C.
Simulation games were used as part of a summer program with 76 students who were either not interested or not benefiting from traditional classroom approaches. The Democracy Game and the Consumer Game were played for five days in place of regular English classes. Questionnaires were administered to the students before and after game participation. Due to several unforeseen factors in group control, the experimental data is not as complete or as valid as was hoped. Among the conclusions were: (1) students enjoyed playing the games, (2) students talked about the games outside school, and (3) attitudes were changed as a result of their simulated environments set up in the games. Game involvement appears to set the student to thinking, and students indicated a preference for the game experience over regular classroom experiences. (ST)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.; Worcester Public Schools, MA.