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ERIC Number: ED463735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 24
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Promoting Transfer of Mathematics Skills through the Use of a Computer-Based Instructional Simulation Game and Advisement.
Van Eck, Richard
This study looked at the effect of contextual advisement and competition on transfer of mathematics skills in a computer-based instructional simulation game and simulation in which game participants helped their "aunt and uncle" fix up a house. Competition referred to whether or not the participant was playing against a computer character, and context of advisement referred to whether the participant had access to a reference book and video clips, or just the reference book. The video consisted of advice on how to solve the problem and was delivered by the "aunt and uncle." A total of 123 seventh and eighth grade students were randomly assigned to 1 of 5 conditions formed by crossing the 2 independent variables and adding a control group. Results indicated that non-competitive conditions may be best for transfer learning and that high contextual advisement (video) may promote transfer. (Contains 61 references, 7 tables, and 1 figure.) (Author)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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