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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

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GOMES, Maria Aparecida Mezzalira  and  BORUCHOVITCH, Evely. Achievement in a game, learning strategies and reading comprehension. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.3, pp.319-326. ISSN 0102-3772.

Considering the lack of national instruments of psychoeducational evaluation and the importance of learning strategies during formal education, this study had the following objectives: a) to analyze the potential of Bingo The Best Student, an adapted game, to evaluate pupils’ perceptions of the characteristics of a good student, among 29 fourth grade students of a public school, and b) to examine relationships between participants’ achievement in the game, in a Cloze test, and in a learning strategies scale. Data was collected through a game session, an administration of both a Cloze test and a learning strategy scale. Results were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. It seems that the adapted game is useful to evaluate pupils’ perceptions of characteristics of a good student. Significant correlations were found between participants’ achievement in the game, in the scale and in cloze. Data is discussed within the cognitive psychology based on information processing theory framework.

Keywords : bingo game; learning strategies; reading comprehension; information process.

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