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ERIC Number: ED136267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 18
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Nonsimulation Academic Games and the Teaching of Language Usage Skills.
Lewis, J. Richard
The effectiveness of certain nonsimulation academic games in a gaming system called Teams-Games-Tournaments (TGT) was investigated as a method of teaching the skills of capitalization and punctuation. A sample of 138 eighth-grade students participated in an 18-day experiment comparing three teaching methods: gaming, in which students were taught exclusively through gaming strategies using the TGT technique; combination, in which students were taught through a combination of conventional methods and gaming strategies using TGT; and control, in which students were taught through conventional methods. A posttreatment assessment measured capitalization and punctuation skills. Results indicated no significant differences among teaching methods in their effects on the learning of these skills. This was interpreted as indicating that TGT is a viable alternative to traditional techniques. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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