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ERIC Number: EJ938651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Validity of a Simulation Game as a Method for History Teaching
Corbeil, Pierre; Laveault, Dany
Simulation & Gaming, v42 n4 p462-475 Aug 2011
The aim of this research is, first, to determine the validity of a simulation game as a method of teaching and an instrument for the development of reasoning and, second, to study the relationship between learning and students' behavior toward games. The participants were college students in a History of International Relations course, with two groups participating in a simulation game and one serving as a control group. The results show that the experimental groups had higher scores on a test of comprehension and that participants within these two groups who were identified as operating at a level of formal reasoning (as evaluated by an arrangement test) obtained the highest knowledge scores. Learning style was found to be an important variable in explaining motivation toward the game. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A