ERIC Number: ED093884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teams-Games-Tournament in the Social Studies Classroom: Effects on Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Cognitive Beliefs, and Classroom Climate. Report Number 173.
DeVries, David L.; And Others
This study experimentally assessed the effectiveness of two variations of an instructional technique, Teams-Games-Tournament (TGT), in high school American history classes. A 3 x 2 (treatment by teacher) design was employed using intact classes over a 12-week period. TGT proved to have significant positive effects on academic achievement, student attitudes, and cognitive beliefs. Systematic TGT effects were also observed for dimensions of classroom cognitive climate, as measured by the Class Activities Questionnaire. Few differential effects were noted across the two TGT variations. The results, combined with those from prior research with TGT, suggest that the technique has widespread effects on students' learning activities and attitudes and represents an important instructional variation for secondary school classrooms. (A 37-item bibliography, 12 diagrams, 8 tables, and 5 appendixes are included.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.