Effects of game-based learning on improvement of cognitive skills in elementary-aged children
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The purpose of this study is to look at the impact of educational games upon children and how it affects their information retention and cognitive skills such as long-term memory as opposed to traditional lecture methods. The researcher devised two lessons that were equivalent (one through a game-method, one through the traditional learning method. There were two groups of students with two participants in each group.The groups proceeded to take a quiz immediately after the lessons were given and then again one week later. It was hypothesized that there would be a higher improvement of information retention when kids were given the game-based approach. There were no significant findings due to lack of sufficient resources.