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ERIC Number: EJ1094871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
The Effects of Game-Based Learning and Anticipation of a Test on the Learning Outcomes of 10th Grade Geology Students
Chen, Chia-Li Debra; Yeh, Ting-Kuang; Chang, Chun-Yen
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n5 p1379-1388 May 2016
This study examines whether a Role Play Game (RPG) with embedded geological contents and students' anticipation of an upcoming posttest significantly affect high school students' achievements of and attitudes toward geology. The participants of the study were comprised of 202 high school students, 103 males and 99 females. The students were divided into four groups: (1) RPG group with pre-announced posttest; (2) RPG group with unannounced posttest; (3) No RPG group with pre-announced posttest; and (4) No RPG group with unannounced posttest. A 2x2 MANCOVA was conducted on the posttest scores with students' pretest scores as the covariates. The results indicated that: (a) there was no statistically significant interaction effect between RPG and anticipation of posttest on students' learning outcomes; (b) there was no statistically significant main effect for RPG on students' learning outcomes; however, (c) whether or not students had anticipated an upcoming posttest significantly affected their geological achievements and attitudes. In conclusion, testing has positive effects as a reinforcement to help students both retain their content knowledge and have positive attitudes towards geology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan (Taipei)
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