ERIC Number: EJ1021714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Exercising QS: Quantitative Skills in an Exercise Science Course
Wilson, T. M.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v44 n6 p796-807 2013
This study seeks to bring the discipline of exercise science into the discussion of Quantitative Skills (QS) in science. The author's experiences of providing learning support to students and working with educators in the field are described, demonstrating the difficulty of encouraging students to address their skills deficit. A survey of students' perceptions of their own QS and of that required for their course, demonstrates the difficulties faced by students who do not have the prescribed assumed knowledge for the course. Limited results from academics suggest that their perceptions of students' QS deficits are even direr than those of the under-prepared students.
Descriptors: Skill Development, Exercise Physiology, Diagnostic Tests, Biomechanics, Mathematical Aptitude, Mathematics Skills, Movement Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Online Surveys, Educational Needs, Skill Analysis, Knowledge Level, Teacher Expectations of Students, Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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