ERIC Number: ED127281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Conceptual Approach Study in Secondary Physical Education in Alberta-1975. Final Research Report.
Lucas, W. Geoffrey; Cooney, Daniel
The overall purpose of this study is to evaluate the methods by which the Physical Education Committee Pilot Teachers institute the "Conceptual Guide" (Alberta 1974) in teaching secondary school physical education in experimental classes in Alberta schools. The study evaluates the impact of the conceptual guide and discovery approach upon teachers, pupils, and pupils' associates. The subjects of the study are pilot teachers, the pupils in physical education classes, and the "contact group" of selected pupils (i.e., parents, friends, other teachers). Opinions were also solicited from curriculum specialists concerned with the methodology under study. The four major problems examined in detail in this report are: (1) the nature of the learning; (2) the nature of the student-teacher interaction; (3) the attitude of students towards lessons; and (4) opinions and experiences of teachers. The remaining portion of the study examines a support study in relationship to this study, a product development theory and curriculum guide, and recommendations regarding the curriculum guide. The investigators found that conceptual approach lessons are characterized by substantial student cognitive behavior including ability to conceptualize, an indirect and supportive style of interaction by teachers, and positive attitude indications from students. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada