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ERIC Number: EJ847592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Does "Sneaky Fox" Facilitate Learning? Examining the Effects of Seductive Details in Physical Education
Shen, Bo; McCaughtry, Nate; Martin, Jeffrey; Dillion, Suzanna
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v77 n4 p498-506 Dec 2006
While seductive details are enjoyable, they are unimportant content or activities intentionally inserted to make class fun and interesting. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of seductive details on students' learning of net games in physical education. Participants were 240 middle school students. A videotaped lesson example named "outfox your opponent" was used as the stimulus, and a 2 x 3 (condition x grade) factorial analysis was designed. The results showed that seductive details directly interrupted students' recall of important learning content and transferring problem solving in learning net games. It is suggested that the function of seductive details on learning should be reconsidered when designing effective motivational strategies in physical education. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A