ERIC Number: ED109986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Effects of a Roleplay/Game on Players' Attitudes Towards Instructional Games.
Artale, Vincent; And Others
Eighty-five students in education courses at the University of Indiana participated in a study to determine the potential effects of instructional games in changing players' attitudes. The game selected was intended to make players more positive in their attitude toward the use of instructional games. Each player (1) was asked to predict the average attitude of the group, (2) took a pretest of attitudes, (3) took part in a discussion of the pro's and con's of instructional games under assumed roles, and (4) took a posttest on attitudes. An analysis of variance indicated no main effects due either to the pretesting or to the game itself, but a significant interaction effect between the two was found. However, the results must be interpreted with care, as there may be serious problems in the experimental design. The appendixes include the test instrument used and a description of the roles given to the players. (DGC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.