ERIC Number: ED052639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment Using Three Films in Rhythmical Gymnastics Using Hand Apparatus. Final Report.
McLellan, Mary I.
Three films were produced to serve as instructional aids in teaching the rhythmic gymnastic skills of performing with clubs, balls, and hoops. The content of the films was determined with the aid of specialists in rhythmic gymnastics. To evaluate the films as aids to instruction, 170 women enrolled in elementary physical education courses were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups: An experimental group which received instruction in rhythmic gymnastics from an instructor with the aid of the films and a control group which received instructions from the same instructor without the aid of the films. At the end of the course of instruction, the students were evaluated on their skills with clubs, balls, and hoops by a panel of five qualified judges. The addition of the films to the regular instruction tended to increase the level of performance with hoops, but did not affect performance with balls or clubs. The films seemed to be an aid primarily in increasing motivation and interest in rhythmic gymnastics and in eliminating much of the trial-and-error learning period for the student, particularly in unfamiliar skills such as hoops. It was concluded that the films would have their greatest value in assisting the inexperienced teacher with a limited background in rhythmic gymnastics. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.
Note: WSU-CORD 31