World racers : the global game of skill and strategy : a geography education board game : [an honors thesis] (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Holaday, Troy A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Darrall, Jonathan M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T18:40:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T18:40:31Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other A-304 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/190025
dc.description.abstract Many games designed for educational purposes, including those marketed for teachers, have a number of flaws. The main flaw is that the material covered in them is extremely low-level, usually utilizing little more than recall and rote memorization. These not only make a game uninteresting and unchallenging, these are also ineffective strategies in the classroom. In this creative project, I attempt to create a high-quality educational game that can be used in a high school geography classroom. This game builds on educational principles such as cooperative learning, multiple intelligences, and higher-order thinking. In addition to being used in the classroom, I am creating this game as a family board game. By drawing on game theory, I attempt to correct the flaws in mass-marketed "trivia" games, most notably by adding an element of strategy. This project also includes a written comparison to other geography education games and a statement about games and educational pedagogy.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. : col. ill., col. map ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Geography. en_US
dc.title World racers : the global game of skill and strategy : a geography education board game : [an honors thesis] (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1329415 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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