ERIC Number: ED251463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Periodic Prompting on Selected Teaching Behaviors of Physical Education Student Teachers.
van der Mars, Hans
A study was made on the efficacy of prompting as a supervisory aid to preservice physical education teachers. Three student teachers were prompted in specific behaviors during teaching sessions with their students. Communication was by way of a wireless microphone and a FM receiver with mini-earphone. The students were prompted on: (1) use of positive behavior feedback; (2) use of positive skill feedback; (3) use of pupils' first names; and (4) use of gymnasium scans. The following conclusions were drawn from an analysis of videotaped sessions: (1) Periodic prompting resulted in limited increases in the use of positive skill feedback and pupils' first names by physical education student teachers; (2) Periodic prompting did not increase the use of positive behavior feedback and gymnasium scans; and (3) The impact of prompting as a primary supervisory intervention appears limited. A discussion of the findings includes graphs depicting the behaviors of each of the three subjects. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Anaheim, CA, March 28-April 2, l984).