Play to Learn? An Experiment
18 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2011
Date Written: April 29, 2009
Does playing a game in class improve students' ability to analyze the game using game theory? We report results from an experimental design which allows us to test a series of related hypotheses. We fail to find support for the conjectured learning-enhancing effects and discuss what lessons can be learned substantially and methodologically.
JEL Classification: A22, C70
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Swarthout, J. Todd and Dufwenberg, Martin, Play to Learn? An Experiment (April 29, 2009). Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series No. 11-09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1754068 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1754068
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