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  • Using VEs to enhance chronological understanding of history in middle school children.

Korallo, Liliya, Foreman, Nigel, Boyd Davis, Stephen, Moar, Magnus and Molife, Peter, 2009, Conference or Workshop, Using VEs to enhance chronological understanding of history in middle school children. at Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference, University of Hertfordshire, 1-3 September 2009. (Unpublished)

Abstract or Description:

Studies with computer-experienced children in the UK and less experienced in Ukraine explored the potential for VEs in teaching historical chronology to middle-school children aged 10–12 years old. Active fly-through VEs had been previously used successfully with primary school children aged 8–9 years old (given specific training with the environment) when they were subsequently tested for their ability to order events chronologically. All VEs in the present studies included a training element and active challenge, both found previously to enhance learning in other age groups. Ukraine children were trained and tested. UK children here were trained and tested, then retrained and retested to examine savings. Unlike other age groups, no significant benefit was seen for VE training compared with PowerPoint and Text conditions in either study. Possible explanations for the ineffectiveness of VE training for children of middle school age will be discussed.

Keywords: timeline, chronographics

School or Centre: School of Design
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 07:57
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2016 16:07
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/902

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