ERIC Number: ED149721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Community Thinkers' Tournaments for Coordinating Other Community Resources to Complement the Educational Function of Schools.
Allen, Layman E.
A Community Thinkers' Tournament uses existing communications and instructional gaming technology to make available to participating community members a learning network for enhancing fundamental reasoning skills. Experience with this program, as it has operated in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Watts area of Los Angeles over a two-year period, shows the potentialities of learning networks for complementing the educational activities of schools. Participants call each other on the telephone and play any of the current games. They can also form into teams with the winning team honored on a weekly basis. It is expected that it will shortly be possible to introduce the computer into these learning networks and further increase their educational potential. (Author/STS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference (8th, Birmingham, England, July 13-17, 1977)