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ERIC Number: EJ1097139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
Cooperative-Experiential Learning: Using Student-Developed Games to Increase Knowledge Retention
Camp, Kerri M.; Avery, Sherry; Lirely, Roger
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v9 Oct 2012
Previous literature has discussed the use of cooperative and experiential learning as a means of augmenting student involvement in the learning process. Teamwork has been one method of employing cooperative learning and having students play games has been used extensively in experiential learning approaches. Often the two pedagogies are employed simultaneously by having student teams participate in games. This research combines the cooperative and experiential learning approaches by involving student teams in designing the games that other students will play with the goal of increasing student retention of knowledge. The sample included consumer behavior and integrated marketing communications students in two subsequent semesters. The pedagogy employed in the first of the two semesters included PowerPoint-based lectures, whereas the students in the second semester identified important concepts from the previous week's lectures and integrated that content into a review game. A comprehensive examination and student survey at the end of the semester indicated that knowledge retention increased in the courses that utilized student-development games.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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