ERIC Number: EJ1030290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
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Benefits of a Game-Based Review Module in Chemistry Courses for Nonmajors
Stringfield, Thomas W.; Kramer, Eugene F.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n1 p56-58 Jan 2014
Review sessions provide an opportunity for students to reflect on the material they have learned. Game shows can grab the students' interest and make them invested in the outcomes of their learning. A module developed around game show review was studied in chemistry courses for nonmajors to determine whether benefits could be found in students' performance, interest in chemistry, and study habits. The module expands on the game-show format in a manner that allows students to write questions, determine solutions, and study review sheets in the days prior to the game-show review session. The results of this study indicate that the game-based review module has a positive effect on final exam performance, study habits, and student interest in chemistry.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Secondary School Science, College Science, Review (Reexamination), Teaching Methods, Games, Nonmajors, Television, Student Participation, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Interests, Study Habits, Science Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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