ERIC Number: ED322132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Teaching Methods Effectiveness and the Acquisition of Psycho-Motor Skills.
Ikulayo, Philomena Bolaji
An experimental study was conducted to discover the relative effectiveness of five different instructional strategies on the acquisition of four psycho-motor skills associated with four physical sports (continuous volleying in volleyball, zig-zag dribbling in field hockey, headstand in gymnastics, and sail long jump in athletics). The subjects were 150 students of both sexes in a typical Nigeria secondary school. Findings indicated that the acquisition of psycho-motor skills was enhanced by all the instructional methods used and that no one strategy was exclusively the most effective in teaching and learning the four psych-motor skills tested. However, the combination method recorded the highest score in effectiveness for two skills, while all the five methods tested were equally effective for the learning of the other two skills. The finding that sex and instructional strategies had interacting influence on the learning of the skill led to the conclusion that both sexes require different instructional strategies to achieve maximum performance results in psycho-motor skills learning. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Commonwealth and International Conference (Aukland, New Zealand, Auagust 18-32, 1990).