ERIC Number: ED105841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Affective Objectives, American History, Educational Games, Educational Research, Geography, Grade 11, History Instruction, Metropolitan Areas, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Secondary Education, Simulation, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 31 through April 4, 1975)