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Comparison of Students Attitude on Performance Based and Traditional Teaching Methods.
Johnson, Dewayne J.; Leider, Fred E.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of two different teaching methods on the attitudes of Texas A&M University students participating in required physical education. Thirteen classes were taught using performance-based instruction, while 15 classes were taught using a traditional method. A two-group posttest design was used with students participating in either golf, fencing, or volleyball. Five instructors each taught the same activity using both methods of instruction. Each student completed the Wear Attitude Scale and a Student Opinionnaire at the end of the 18-week instructional period. Students were scored on general attitude toward physical education, attitude toward the class they were enrolled in, grading fairness, attainment of course objectives, suitability of assigned out-of-class work, class size, availability and value of reference material, and appropriateness of tests to meeting course objectives. Results indicated that performance-based instruction developed a better general attitude toward physical education, as compared to attitudes developed by the traditional teaching method. Volleyball students expressed a lower opinion of performance-based instruction, while fencing and golf students held a better opinion of performance-based instruction than they did of traditional methods. All classes disliked the assigned out-of-class work, which was a part of performance-based instruction. (Author)
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