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ERIC Number: ED213697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Visual Field Photography as a Teaching Aid.
Hughley, Carey
This study sought to determine the difference between learning with the aid of a motion picture presenting the visual field of the performer and the performer in action and learning with the aid of a motion picture presenting only the performer in action. Two motion pictures of a student tracking on a pursuit rotary unit constituted the experimental factors. The first motion picture was taken from the point of view of a spectator; the second motion picture showed both the view of the spectator and the visual field of the person tracking. The subjects were divided into three groups identified as control, experimental spectators, and experimental performers. The control group did not view either of the motion pictures. Subjects in the experimental spectator group were instructed to watch the film of the person tracking and see if they could see anything that would help them to track better. The experimental performer group viewed the motion picture from both the performer field of view and the view of the spectator. Both experimental groups were instructed to employ any technique that they may have seen in the film to improve their own target time. Findings indicated there was no difference in learning under the three different conditions. Two conclusions are drawn from the findings. One concerns the type of skill to be learned. More significant information should be present in the visual field of a gross motor task as opposed to the fine motor task of tracking. The second conclusion concerned the presence or absence of danger in the skill. Skills that require the body to make moves at the recognition of visual cues or risk an injury might benefit from visual field photography as a training tool. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A