The use of a game for revision in a world history course

Caul, Robert Marvin (1985) The use of a game for revision in a world history course. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purposes of the study were to determine, if playing a board game produced valid results for reviewing World History 3201 in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and to determine, students' attitudes concerning the game in several areas. To do this, the experimenter posed these questions: (1) Does playing the game for the purpose of reviewing lead to an increase in student performance? (2) Will students using this game rate the game enjoyable for reviewing world history? (3) Will students using this game rate the game helpful in reviewing world history? -- To investigate these questions teacher-made tests and an attitudinal test were administered. Of the students enrolled in two classes of World History 3201, students were assigned to treatment or control groups. Both classes were taught by the same teacher and the teacher considered students in both classes to be of the same ability. There was a significant difference between the means of students using this game and the non users. Also students using this game rated the game enjoyable for reviewing world history and rated the game helpful.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/872
Item ID: 872
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 96-100
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1985
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Games in history education; Educational games; History--Study and teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador

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