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ERIC Number: ED334156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 39
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Canadian Secondary School P E Lessons--Class Context and Learner Involvement (ALT-PE).
Thompson, Linda P.; And Others
The Academic Learning Time in Physical Education (ALT-PE) instrument is a popular research tool for investigations of student engagement patterns in physical education settings. This study examined student engagement patterns in a large Canadian urban center measured with the 1982 version of the ALT-PE instrument in a variety of secondary physical education classes. A total of 119 lessons involving 28 different activities were observed. Data were analyzed according to grade level, gender, and activity groupings. The results suggest that teachers tend to set a favorable context for achieving motor learning goals by devoting high proportions of lesson time to subject matter (motor and knowledge) activities. However, student involvement in successful motor activities (MA) is disappointing. MA percentages range from 4 percent to 77 percent with an average of 33 percent. Wide differences in percentages for all observed behaviors were reported for activities. The challenge for teachers of secondary school physical education is to set a favorable context for motor learning and then to ensure that students remain involved with subject matter with a high degree of success. (Author/IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada