ERIC Number: ED194446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Process Analysis of Teaching Physical Education.
In studies dealing with classroom environment, functions and meanings of teacher interventions, and student behavior, several variables reflect teacher effectiveness. Presage variables concern the characteristics of the teacher; product variables concern the outcomes of teaching; and process variables concern the activities of teaching. Studies based on presage or product variables provide a very limited amount of knowledge usable in the teaching practice. The research focus has been shifted to process variables to better understand teaching. A model associating presage, process, and product variables aids understanding of the teaching process and facilitates a summarization of research on effective teacher behavior: (1) Descriptive studies of teaching physical education identify and clarify many teacher interventions; (2) Interventions that increase teaching effectiveness include reduction of negative interventions, increase of feedback and positive reinforcement, and creation of a more confident classroom environment; (3) Research should examine the relationships among teacher interventions, classroom management techniques, and student achievement; and (4) Defining an array of competencies for effective teacher behaviors will improve teacher education. (CJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on "Physical Education and Sport for Children and Youth" (Warsaw, Poland, October, 1979).