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ERIC Number: EJ819977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Simulations and Student Learning
Frederking, Brian
Journal of Political Science Education, v1 n3 p385-393 Sep 2005
While many political scientists advocate simulations as an effective teaching tool to facilitate student learning, we have very little systematic evidence that this is true. In this research note I provide experimental evidence showing that six of eight measures of student learning were significantly higher in introductory American Government courses that included a simulation of the United States Senate. These results provide quantitative support for the widespread anecdotal evidence about the teaching effectiveness of simulations. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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