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ERIC Number: ED105841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
Environmental Influences on Student Affective Perceptions of Simulation-Gaming as a Pedagogical Technique.
Postma, Charles H.
Research on the effectiveness of simulation-gaming in teaching affective objectives to students of differing geographical backgrounds is described. A sample of 294 11th graders was studied at five high schools in which both traditional lecture-discussion and simulation-gaming formats were used to teach U.S. history. A student affective perception instrument was administered before and after the experimental period. Marked differences were found in perceptions of the simulation-gaming mode of instruction at the end of the five week experimental period between students living in rural-small town environments, a medium size city environment, and a major metropolitan environment. Similarly, differences were found at the end of 10 weeks following the experimental treatment. In each case, students exposed to simulation-gaming scored higher. The greatest effect was found to occur in rural-small town areas, and the least effect was in medium size city environments. (DGC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 31 through April 4, 1975)