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ERIC Number: EJ1159762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1751-2271
Cognitive Motor Coordination Training Improves Mental Rotation Performance in Primary School-Aged Children
Pietsch, Stefanie; Böttcher, Caroline; Jansen, Petra
Mind, Brain, and Education, v11 n4 p176-180 Dec 2017
The long-term physical activity in specific sport activities can change the quality of mental rotation performance. This study investigates the influence of "Life Kinetik"--a motion program with tasks of cognition and motor coordination--on mental rotation performance of 44 primary school-aged children. While the experimental group received Life Kinetik lessons twice a week for 5 weeks, the control group took part in regular physical education classes for the same period of time. Both groups performed a mental rotation task before and after the intervention. The experimental group showed a significant increase in mental rotation ability than the control group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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