ERIC Number: EJ885331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Digital Simulation Games for Social Studies Classrooms
Devlin-Scherer, Roberta; Sardone, Nancy B.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v83 n4 p138-144 2010
Data from ten teacher candidates studying teaching methods were analyzed to determine perceptions toward digital simulation games in the area of social studies. This research can be used as a conceptual model of how current teacher candidates react to new methods of instruction and determine how education programs might change existing curricula to better prepare their students toward methods that have the ability to evoke higher-order thinking skills and technology integration.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Thinking Skills, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Simulation, Games, Video Games, Preservice Teachers, Motivation, Role Playing, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
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