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ERIC Number: ED121771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Multi-Media Approach to Teaching Elementary School Gymnastics.
Annarino, Anthony A.; And Others
The introduction of the open classroom concept, individualized instruction, independent study, use of technology, and other innovations provide supportive evidence that there may be new ways to minimize the limitations imposed on elementary school physical education programs by teachers, students' ability, or facilities. In view of this, a cooperative project between the Department of Physical Education for Men, Purdue University, and Cumberland Elementary School was initiated to develop a multi-media approach for teaching tumbling to upper elementary school children. The program was initiated for two co-ed sections of fourth through sixth graders, averaging 30 students. The gymnasium was divided into three viewing and listening areas and five activity areas. Each viewing area included a writing area, a loop film projector, a cassette recorder, a screen, and individualized instructional packets (IIPs) for one activity. Activity areas had necessary activity equipment and posted individual skill sheets. The class was divided into seven groups and randomly assigned to the three viewing areas and four activity areas. Each student read the IIP instructions and started the recorder and the film projector. After viewing the film, the student answered IIP questions and moved on to an activity area. The project team reviewed the program and made the general observations that quality loop films and descriptive tapes can substitute for teacher demonstration and explanation, and that quantitative and qualitative skill levels achieved by the students in the program were higher than those achieved by traditional methods. (DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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