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Charlier, Nathalie; De Fraine, Bieke – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Knowledge of first aid (FA), which constitutes lifesaving treatments for injuries or illnesses, is important for every individual. In this study, we have set up a group-randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a board game for learning FA. Methods: Four class groups (120 students) were randomly assigned to 2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, First Aid, Secondary School Students, Experimental Groups
Broyles, Iris A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a distributed cognition hybrid minicourse in increasing a 1-day camp's ability to effect long-term knowledge retention and pro-environment attitudes and behaviors in sixth graders. The preevent-postevent minicourse was designed to reduce cognitive overload generated by an intense immersion into the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Pretests Posttests, Grade 6, Minicourses
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Lee, Li-Tze; Hung, Jason C. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
McCarthy (1985) constructed the 4MAT teaching model, an eight step instrument developed in 1980, by synthesizing Dewey's experiential learning, Kolb's four learning styles, Jung's personality types, as well as Bogen's left mode and right mode of brain processing preferences. An important implication of this model is that learning retention is…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Teaching Models, Academic Achievement, Experiential Learning
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Kim, Paul; Olaciregui, Claudia – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
An electronic portfolio system, designed to serve as a resource-based learning space, was tested in a fifth-grade science class. The control-group students accessed a traditional folder-based information display in the system and the experimental-group students accessed a concept map-based information display to review a science portfolio. The…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Concept Mapping, Grade 5, Information Processing
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Park, Jooyong; Choi, Byung-Chul – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
A new computerised testing system was used at home to promote learning and also to save classroom instruction time. The testing system combined the features of short-answer and multiple-choice formats. The questions of the multiple-choice problems were presented without the options so that students had to generate answers for themselves; they…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Computer Assisted Testing, Instructional Effectiveness